Theater Education Concentration
The Theater Education Concentration prepares students to pursue teaching jobs in secondary education and/or professional careers in theater education and outreach. These promising educators are budding artists who are drawn to the academic setting, children's theater, and educational programs of theaters across the country. Upon completion of the Theater Education Concentration, these artists will be able to: work in the Education Departments of major regional theaters; reach people of all ages as teaching artists; collaborate with youth theater organizations across the country; teach in middle and high schools; manage arts programs at recreation centers, camps or private schools; and many other occupations available to motivated theater artists. This concentration will also prepare students for graduate studies in Theater Education, having provided strong foundation, allowing for success in the pursuit of advanced degrees, challenges, and experiences.
Those interested in the Theater Education Concentration should contact Professor Matthew Miller, Head of Theater Education (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Course of Study
Students in the Theater Education Concentration must complete the following curriculum in addition to the department requirements.
- Theater Foundation Courses (35 credit hours)^
- Theater Core Courses (21 credit hours)
- Lighting for Theater
- Stage Management I
- Introduction to the Director's Art
- Methods of Teaching Artistry
- Methods of Teaching Theater
- Plus additional theater and musical theater electives, to be approved by program head
- English Core Course (21 credit Hours)
- Survey of English Literature, Begininning - 1660
- Survey of English Literature, 1660 - 1900
- Survey of American Literature I
- Survey of American Literature II
- Shakespeare (or) Advanced Shakespeare
- Introduction to Linguistics (or) History of English Language
- African-American Literature I (or) II
^ The 9 credit-hour Required Elective Concentration is fulfilled by English Core Courses.
Notes on the Concentration
- Prerequisite courses are required for admission into some higher-level courses.
- For a suggested four-year course of study in the Theater Education Concentration, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin.
For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Theater Education Concentration that can be discussed with your Theater advisor and/or the head of the Theater Education Program.