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  Academic Programs / Communications & Theater

Theater

Roberta Sloan, Ph.D., Chair

Tomlinson Theater 210A

215-204-3226

rsloan@temple.edu

Department Office:

Tomlinson Theater 209

215-204-8414

Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Ph.D., Undergraduate Advisor
Tomlinson Theater 200
215-204-8417
kwilli01@temple.edu

www.temple.edu/sct/theater/

The Theater Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and is a member of the United Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA).  These affiliations characterize it as amongst an elite group of highly-recognized Theater Programs.  The Theater Department was ranked among the top 25 theater programs in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report's rankings.

The undergraduate curriculum in theater is designed to provide the highest quality professional training within a rigorous comprehensive liberal arts setting.  Through the study and practice of the arts, craft and scholarship of theater, we aspire to instill in our students a passion for artistic leadership, creative communication and lifelong learning.  We are committed to being a vital cultural force in the diverse community of Temple University, the Philadelphia region and the world.

Our department strives to be characterized by professional excellence, academic depth and breadth, community involvement and international engagement.  Students are challenged to learn and create in a wide variety of classroom and production situations.  Opportunities are plentiful on campus, in the community and in Philadelphia, one of the most important of America's theater centers.

As a theater department in the heart of a culturally-rich urban setting, Temple University's Theater Department is immersed in and among some of the most important regional and national theaters in the country.  This bountiful artistic environment benefits our undergraduate students.  There are many theater professionals on faculty who serve as guest artists, advisors, mentors and collaborators.  Temple graduates are involved in nearly every major theater endeavor in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

The objective of the undergraduate curriculum is to develop within students the creative, cognitive, communication and entrepreneurial skills that will prepare them as citizens of the world and artists contributing to the development of the future of theater in the 21st century.  We hope to inspire our students to fulfill their creative potential within an ever more interdisciplinary artistic environment that is responsive to tomorrow's marketplace and the future needs of our multiple communities.

The undergraduate curriculum is intended to combine outstanding liberal arts classes with intensive theater studies.  The department requires that all undergraduate students take a foundation of broad-based theater classes and also have the opportunity for more specialized theater studies as they progress through the program.  Students also participate in the extensive department production programs.  These opportunities onstage, front of the house, and backstage are a natural and important extension of classroom work.

The successful student graduates from the program with excellent communication skills, a broad-based liberal arts background, developed abilities within the discipline of theater, the appreciation of a commitment to artistry, and the life-learning capacities that will enable success in a wide variety of future endeavors.  Our alumni are not only successful artists in theater and all of the entertainment industries, but they are also leaders in many other fields.

Faculty Advising and Mentoring

Advising is an important part of the education of students in Theater. Undergraduate majors are first assigned to the School of Communications and Theater Academic Advising Center and later to a Theater faculty advisor within the department. Students are encouraged to consult their advisor on academic matters. In addition to assigned advisors, the chair of the department maintains an open-door policy, and other members of the faculty and staff are happy to mentor students who seek their advice regarding production experiences and career objectives.

Summary of Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Theater

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and by satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credit hours.  Students must complete:

  • University requirements: All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core. New freshmen starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum. New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and identified with the code "WI" in the RCI column.
  • Theater Department foundation courses with a grade of C or better in each course
  • Completion of a minimum of 53 semester hours outside of the School of Communications and Theater.
  • No more than 20 credits of work in the major field may be transferred from another institution.  Students must complete at least 16 semester hours in Theater courses at Temple University.
  • All Theater majors must pass the placement tests in English and mathematics. A student who fails any one of these tests must successfully complete English 0701 and the required mathematics course(s).

Theater Foundation Courses

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
Theater 3001 Theater History I 3   
Theater 3002 Theater History II 3   
Theater 4097 World of the Play 3 WI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum (1 s.h. each semester the student is
enrolled as a major.)
Up to 8  
Art History Elective One course (may also satisfy the University General Education
or Core Curriculum Arts requirement.)
3  
Required Elective   One course in non-dramatic literature 3  
Required Elective
Concentration
  9 semester hours in any one department, preferably in the Arts
or an interdisciplinary study approved by the Theater Department
advisor and chair.
9*  

Note: *The concentration may include the required course in art history or the required course in non-dramatic literature. It may not include English 0802, 0812, 0902, 1002, 1012 or 1022.

Theater majors are advised to select courses that will best prepare them to succeed in the future.  Toward this end, students may select courses according to their particular interests through the Theater Studies Sequence or choose from five Theater Concentrations: Acting, Design, Directing, Musical Theater, or Theater Education.


Theater Studies Sequence

The Theater Studies Sequence prepares students to enter graduate programs or pursue careers in theater, other entertainment industries, or other fields.  It is within this sequence that entrepreneurial students, the student who wishes to explore future interdisciplinary linkages, or those most interested in playwriting, might best fit.  The student who follows the Theater Studies Sequence may select any courses offered by the department as long as required prerequisites are completed with applicable proficiencies as indicated in some courses, by a grade of B or better.

Theater Studies Sequence students must complete the Theater Foundation Courses.  However, they are encouraged to meet with a Theater Department faculty member to discuss their goals and what selection of courses might best prepare them to achieve their professional aspirations after graduation.


Acting Concentration

The Acting Concentration prepares students to enter graduate acting programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film.  The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possible with the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate conservatory program or in the profession.  Through intensive and varied classes in acting, combined with experiential work in minimalist to full-scale productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership, tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.

Notes:

1.  In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.

2.  In order for the student to take Acting courses beyond Theater 2261 (Acting II), qualifying through an audition process is required.

3.  Some Voice, Movement, Speech, and Acting classes may be repeated for credit.

4.  Performance courses are available to those students electing the Acting Concentration and to other students in the department who meet the prerequisite requirements.

5.  Certification officials from the Society of Fight Directors are invited to the final projects of Swordplay for the Actor classes, and some students receive certification in various combat specialties.

Required Courses in addition to the Foundation Courses:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 2221 Voice for the Actor 3  
Theater 2231 Speech for the Actor 3  
Theater 2241 Basic Movement 3  
Theater 2261 Acting II 3  
Theater 3279 Acting III 3   
Theater 4212 Acting IV 3  
Theater 4222 Acting V 3  

Plus an additional four required electives from the following list of Acting Concentration courses:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1202 Fundamentals of Voice & Movement 3  
Theater 2251 Dance for the Actor 3  
Theater 2252 Alexander Technique 3  
Theater 2271 Speech for the Actor I/Dialects 3  
Theater 3132 Musical Theater Voice & Acting 3  
Theater 3210 Theater Workshop 3  
Theater 3220 Theater Workshop 3  
Theater 3241 Combat & Stunts for the Actor 3   
Theater 3278 Acting for Film & TV 3  
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3  
Theater 4241 Swordplay for the Actor 3   
Theater 4299 Thesis for Acting Emphasis 4  

For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Acting Concentration that can be discussed with your Theater advisor and/or the head of the Acting Program.

 


Design/Technology Concentration

The Design/Technology Concentration prepares students to enter graduate Design or Technology Programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film.  The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possibilities within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate conservatory program or in the profession.  Through intensive and varied classes in design and technology, combined with experiential hands-on work with creative teams for full-scale and minimalist productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership - tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.

Note:  In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.

Note:  The 9 semester-hour Elective Concentration for Design Concentration students must be three courses in one of the following areas:  Visual Art or a behavioral science such as Psychology or Anthropology.

Required Courses in addition to the Foundation Courses:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
Theater 2711 Drawing & Rendering Techniques I 3  
Theater 2712 Drawing & Rendering Techniques II 3  
Theater 3611 Visual History I 3  
Theater 3612 Visual History II 3  
Theater 4711 History of Modern Scenic Design 3  
Theater 2511 Lighting for the Theater 3  
Theater 2721 Scene Design I 4  
Theater 2612 Costume Design I 3   
Theater 3191 Research 1  

An additional 9 credits must be taken from the following courses:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 2441 Stage Management I 3  
Theater 2611 Make-Up 3  
Theater 4511 Creativity in Lighting 3  
Theater 2421 Creative Sound Technique 3  
Theater 3421 Technical Direction for the Theater 3  
Theater 3431 Scene Painting I 3   
Theater 3432 Scene Painting II 3  
Theater 3621 Costume Production 3  
Theater 3622 Draping & Flat Pattern Drafting 3   
Theater 4582 Lighting Design 3  
Theater 4611 Costume Design II 4  
Theater 4782 Scene Design 3  

Note: The concentration must total a minimum of 35 semester hours beyond the Foundation Courses.


Directing Concentration

The Directing Concentration prepares students to enter graduate directing programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film.  The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possible within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate conservatory program or in the profession.  Through intensive and varied classes combined with experiential work in minimalist to full-scale productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership, tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.

Notes:

1.  In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.

2.  The Arts Exploratory Concentration for directors, 9 s.h. in the Foundation courses, must be three courses in one of the following areas:  Music, Dance, Visual Art, or a behavioral science such as Psychology or Anthropology.

Additional Courses Required for the Directing Concentration:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 4511 Creativity in Lighting 3  
Theater 1202
  or
2241
Fundamentals of Voice & Movement
     or
Basic Movement
3

3
 
Theater 2261
  or
3132
Acting II
     or
Musical Theater Voice & Acting
3

3
 
Theater 3241 Combat & Stunts for the Actor 3  
Theater 2441 Stage Management I 3   
Theater 3051 Modern Directions 3  
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3   
Theater 4301 Advanced Directing 4  
Theater 3191 Research 2  
Theater 4711
  or
2721
  or
2612
History of Modern Scenic Design
     or
Scene Design I
     or
Costume Design I
3

4

3
 
Theater 4003 Production Dramaturgy 3  

Musical Theater Concentration

The Musical Theater Concentration prepares students to pursue professional careers in musical theater, theater, television and film, or to pursue graduate study.  The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possible within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate conservatory program or in the profession.  Through intensive and varied classes combined with experiential work in minimalist to full-scale productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership, tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.

Notes:

1.  In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.

2.  The director of Musical Theater, Dance and/or Movement Professors, and a representative from the Acting Program audition interested incoming theater students in the spring semester of the school year prior to the desired admission semester.  Students must be selected through this audition process to gain entrance into the Musical Theater Concentration.  Selection through this process does not guarantee admission to Temple University.  The audition is rigorous and includes singing, dancing and acting.

3.  The Musical Theater Concentration culminates in Musical Theater: Dress Rehearsal (Theater 4133), an intensive audition and performance seminar specially designed to prepare students for the rigorous demands of auditioning for and performing in professional Musical Theater.

4.  Throughout the Musical Theater Concentration student's four years of study, workshops and seminars are made available which feature Musical Theater professionals from New York City and Philadelphia.

5.  To support the Musical Theater Concentration, Temple Theaters will produce an annual musical, either in the fall or spring semester.  A small musical or cabaret featuring Musical Theater Concentration students will be produced in the alternate semester.

Additional Courses Required for the Musical Theater Concentration:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 2131 Music Theory/Sightsinging: Basic 2  
Theater 2231 Speech for the Actor 3  
Theater 2261 Acting II 3  
Theater 3132 Musical Theater Voice & Acting 3  
Theater 3012 American Musical Theater 3  
Theater 3279 Acting III 3   
Theater 4131 Musical Theater Scene Study 3  
Theater 4132 Senior Cabaret Workshop 3   
Theater 4133 Musical Theater: Dress Rehearsal 3  
Theater 2101 Ballet I for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 2121 Ballet II for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 3101 Jazz I for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 3121 Jazz II for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 4101 Tap for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 4121 Musical Theater Dance Techniques 1  
Theater 1141 Voice I for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 1142 Voice II for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 2141 Voice III for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 2142 Voice IV for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 3141 Voice V for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 3142 Voice VI for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 4141 Voice VII for Musical Theater 1  
         
Electives:        
Theater 4212 Acting IV 3  
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3  
Theater 4173 Writing Lyrics 3  

 


Theater Education Concentration

The Theater Education Concentration prepares students to pursue professional careers in theater, education, or to pursue graduate study.  Many theater students begin undergraduate training with dreams of becoming a famous actor or performer.  Others are drawn to the technical side of theater:  they are budding designers, stage managers, props artisans, etc.  Another important group of young people are promising educators.  These young artists are drawn to children's theater, social issues theater and educational programs.  Their dreams include working in the Education Departments of major regional theaters, reaching people of all ages as teaching artists, collaborating with one of the countless outstanding youth theater organizations across the country, teaching in high schools, junior highs, elementary schools, starting their own youth theaters or social issues theaters, heading up programs at recreation centers, camps or private schools and many other occupations available for motivated theater artists.

Additional Courses Required for the Theater Education Concentration:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 2612 Costume Design I 3  
Theater 2511 Lighting for the Theater 3  
Theater 2721 Scene Design I 4  
Theater 2441 Stage Management I 3  
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3   
Theater 2261 Acting II 3  
Theater 3011 Methods of Teaching Artistry 3  
Theater 3013 Methods of Teaching Theater 3   
Theater 3085 Practice Teaching in Theater I 3  
Theater 3086 Practice Teaching in Theater II 3  
Education 1322 The Developing Individual Across the Lifespan 3  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Educational Psychology 4531* Learning Theories in Education 3  

*pending approval


Requirements for a Minor in Theater

A 20 semester-hour minor is available to undergraduate students in other departments and colleges.  The minor is intended to give some broad introduction in theater followed by a small amount of specialization.  A notation on the transcript will indicate successful completion of the minor.

TRANSFER CREDITS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT FOR THE MINOR IN THEATER.  Students must receive the permission of their advisor before starting in this program.  Once the minor has been approved, students must follow the academic rules of the Department of Theater for all Theater courses.  Minor credit is not given for Theater grades below C.  Students must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in the program for successful completion of the minor.  Students with Theater averages under 2.00 for more than two semesters will be dropped from the program.  Students with averages under 2.00 may not begin the program.

Requirements for the Minor in Theater are as follows:

Required Courses:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1002 Theater: The Collaborative Art 3  
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum (2 semesters required) 1/1  
Theater 3096
 
3097

3051
Classical Tradition
     or
Romantic Tradition
     or
Modern Directions
3 WI

WI
Theater Electives 3 courses from either or a combination of the selections below 9  

Additional Courses in Theater History and Literature:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 3096 Classical Tradition 3 WI
Theater 3012 American Musical Theater 3  
Theater 4711 History of Modern Scenic Design 3  
Theater 3097 Romantic Tradition 3 WI
Theater 3070 Seminar in Drama 3  
Theater 3611 Visual History I 3  

Additional Courses in Theater Performance:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
Theater 2261 Acting II 3  
Theater 2262 Improvisation 3  
Theater 1008 Poetry as Performance 3  
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 3132 Musical Theater Voice & Acting 3  
Theater 2221 Voice for the Actor 3  
Theater 2241 Basic Movement 3  
Theater 2231 Speech for the Actor 3  
Theater 2251 Dance for the Actor 3  

Additional Courses in Theater Design and Technology:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 2511 Lighting for the Theater 3  
Theater 2612 Costume Design I 3  
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
Theater 4582 Lighting Design 3  
Theater 4782 Scene Design 3  

Additional Courses in Theater Producing/Directing:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
Theater 2441 Stage Management I 3  
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3  

 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plans

Please note that these are suggested academic plans. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theater (General)

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
COMM+TH 1001 SCT Freshman Seminar 1  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 1 - Spring
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Elective   Non-Dramatic Literature Class 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Elective   Theater Elective/Elective 3  
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 3 - Fall
Theater 3001 History of the Theater I 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Art History   Art History Class (if not taken as GA) 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Electives   Theater Electives/Electives 6  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring
Theater 3002 History of the Theater II 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Electives   Theater Electives/Electives 9  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Fall
Theater 4097 World of the Play 3 WI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Electives   Theater Electives/Electives 9  
Semester Total   13  
 
Year 4 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Electives   Theater Electives/Electives 14  
Semester Total   15  
         
Total Hours for B.A. In Theater (General): 124 (minimum)

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theater (Acting Concentration)

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
Theater 2221 Voice for the Actor 3  
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1 - Spring
Theater 2261 Acting II 3  
Theater 2231 Speech for the Actor 3  
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Theater 2241 Basic Movement 3  
Theater   Theater Concentration Elective 3  
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring
Theater 3279 Acting III 3  
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 3 - Fall
Theater 4212 Acting IV 3  
Theater   Theater Concentration Elective 3  
Theater 3001 History of the Theater I 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring
Theater   Theater Concentration Elective 3  
Theater   Theater Concentration Elective 3  
Theater 3002 History of the Theater II 3  
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Elective   Non-Dramatic Literature Class 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Fall
Theater 4222 Acting V 3  
Theater 4097 World of the Play 3 WI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Art History   Art History Class (if not taken as GA) 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Semester Total   13  
 
Year 4 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Electives     9  
Semester Total   13  
         
Total Hours for B.A. In Theater (Acting): 124 (minimum)

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theater (Design/Technology Concentration)

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2711 Drawing and Rendering Techniques I 3  
Theater   Theater Concentration Elective 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2712 Drawing and Rendering Techniques II 3  
Theater 2721 Scene Design I 4  
Elective   Non-Dramatic Literature Class 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 3 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3001 History of the Theater I 3  
Theater 3611 Visual History I 3  
Theater 4711 History of Modern Scenic Design 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3612 Visual History II 3  
Theater 3002 History of the Theater II 3  
Theater   Theater Concentration Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Class (if not taken as GA) 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2511 Lighting for the Theater 3  
Theater 2612 Costume Design I 3  
Theater 3191 Research 3  
Theater   Theater Concentration Elective 3  
Semester Total   13  
 
Year 4 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 4097 World of the Play 3 WI
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Electives     5  
Semester Total   12  
         
Total Hours for B.A. In Theater (Design/Technology): 124 (minimum)

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theater (Directing)

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 1202
  or
2241
Fundamentals of Voice & Movement
     or
Basic Movement
3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2441 Stage Management I 3  
Theater 2261
  or
3132
Acting II
     or
Musical Theater Voice & Acting
3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3241 Combat & Stunts for the Actor 3  
Elective   Non-Dramatic Literature Class 3  
Art History   Art History Class (if not taken as GA) 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3001 History of the Theater I 3  
Theater 4511 Creativity in Lighting 3  
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3  
Theater 3051 Modern Directions 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 3 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3002 History of the Theater II 3  
Theater 2612
 or
2721
 or
4711
Costume Design I
     or
Scene Design I
      or
History of Modern Scenic Design
3

4

3
 
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 4 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 4301 Advanced Directing 4  
Theater 3191 Research 2  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Semester Total   13  
 
Year 4 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 4097 World of the Play 3 WI
Theater 4003 Production Dramaturgy 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Semester Total   13  
         
Total Hours for B.A. In Theater (Directing): 124 (minimum)

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theater (Musical Theater)

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Music 1256 Private Voice for Non-Music Majors 1  
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 1 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 1141 Voice I for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Theater 2231 Speech for the Actor 3  
Theater 2261 Acting II 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2131 Music Theory/Sightsinging: Basic 2  
Theater 2101 Ballet I for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 3101 Jazz I for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 1142 Voice II for Musical Theater 1  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 2 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3132 Musical Theater Voice & Acting 3  
Theater 2121 Ballet II for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 3121 Jazz II for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 2141 Voice III for Musical Theater 1  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3001 History of the Theater I 3  
Theater 3279 Acting III 3  
Theater 4131 Musical Theater Scene Study 3  
Theater 2142 Voice IV for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 3 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3002 History of the Theater II 3  
Theater 3141 Voice V for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 3012 American Musical Theater 3  
Theater 4097 World of the Play 3 WI
Elective   Non-Dramatic Literature Class 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 4 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 4132 Senior Cabaret Workshop 3  
Theater 3142 Voice VI for Musical Theater 1  
Theater 4101 Tap for Musical Theater 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Semester Total   15-16  
 
Year 4 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 4133 Musical Theater: Dress Rehearsal 3  
Theater 4121 Musical Theater Dance Techniques 1  
Theater 4141 Voice VII for Musical Theater 1  
Art History   Art History Class (if not taken as GA) 3  
Various   Exploratory Concentration Class 3  
Elective   Elective 2  
Semester Total   14  
         
Total Hours for B.A. In Theater (Musical Theater): 124 (minimum)

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theater (Theater Education)

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 1411 Welcome Backstage 3  
Theater 1003 Creativity: Basic 3  
Theater 1231 Acting I 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 1096 Introduction to Theater Process 3 WI
Education 1322 The Developing Individual Across the Lifespan 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2411 Introduction to Design 3  
Theater 2261 Acting II 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2441 Stage Management I 3  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 3 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 2721 Scene Design I 4  
Theater 3001 History of the Theater I 3  
Theater 2612 Costume Design I 3  
Theater 3013 Methods of Teaching Theater 3  
Semester Total   14  
 
Year 3 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3002 History of the Theater II 3  
Theater 2511 Lighting for the Theater 3  
Elective   Non-Dramatic Literature Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Art History   Art History Class (if not taken as GA) 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Fall
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 4097 World of the Play 3 WI
Theater 3301 Introduction to the Director's Art 3  
Theater 3011 Methods of Teaching Artistry 3  
Theater 3085 Practice Teaching in Theater I 3  
Semester Total   13  
 
Year 4 - Spring
Theater 1087 Production Practicum 1  
Theater 3086 Practice Teaching in Theater II 3  
Educational Psychology 4531* Learning Theories in Education 3  
Electives   Electives 8  
Semester Total   15  
         
Total Hours for B.A. In Theater (Theater Education): 124 (minimum)
 
*pending approval

 

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