Undergraduate 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.
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Course of Study
- In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.
- 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.
|Course Number||Course Name|
|4511||Creativity in Lighting|
|1202 or 2241||Fundamentals of Voice & Movement OR Basic Movement|
|2261 or 3132||Acting II OR Musical Theater Voice & Acting|
|3241||Combat & Stunts for the Actor|
|2441||Stage Management I|
|3301||Introduction to the Director's Art|
|4711 or 2721 or 2612||History of Modern Scenic Design OR Scene Design I OR Costume Design I|
For a suggested 4-year course of study in the Directing Concentration, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin. Those who wish to pursue the Directing Concentration should contact Professor Doug Wager, Head of the Directing Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.