Theater Major Requirements: General Theater Concentration

RequirementsHours
Required Courses  
THR 124 Theatre Technology: Scenery and Lighting 3
THR 125 Theatre Technology: Costumes and Makeup 3
THR 154 Beginning Acting 3
THR 160 Theatre Cornerstone 1
THR 210 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3
THR 235 Analysis of Dramatic Literature 3
THR 365 Directing I 3
THR 481 Theatre History to 1800 3
THR 482 Theatre History from 1800 to 2000 3
THR 491 Theatre Capstone 2
Theatre Design  
Select three hours from the following: 3
Lighting Design  
Theatre Sound Design and Technology  
Scenic Design  
Costume Design  
Theatre Performance  
Select 6 hours from the following: 6
Voice and Movement for the Actor I  
Voice and Movement for the Actor II  
Intermediate Acting  
THR 258
Musical Theatre Performance I  
THR 259
Musical Theatre Performance II  
THR 318
Modern Stage Combat  
THR 355
Advanced Acting  
THR 377
Acting for the Camera  
THR 465
Directing II  
Theatre Writing  
Select three hours from the following: 3
Plays on Film  
Playwriting I  
Screenwriting I  
Exploring the African- American Creative Experience  
Costume History and Period Style for the Theatre  
Theatre Practicum  
Complete 3 hours1 3
Beginning Production Practicum  
Beginning Performance Practicum  
Theatre Electives  
Select six hours from the following: 6
Introduction to Dance 2  (2 hours)  
Jazz I (2 hours)  
Tap I  (2 hours)  
Plays on Film 2  
Voice and Movement for the Actor I  
Voice and Movement for the Actor II  
Beginning Production Practicum  
Jazz II  
Tap II  
Playwriting I  
Screenwriting I  
Drawing and Rendering for the Theatre  
Stage Management  
Intermediate Acting  
THR 258
Musical Theatre Performance I  
THR 259
Musical Theatre Performance II  
Exploring the African- American Creative Experience  
Playwriting II  
Screenwriting II  
Modern Stage Combat  
Lighting Design  
Theatre Sound Design and Technology  
Scenic Design  
Costume Design  
Costume History and Period Style for the Theatre  
Advanced Acting  
Internship  
Acting for the Camera  
Advanced Production Practicum  
Advanced Performance Practicum  
Advanced Studio in Performance  
Special Workshop  
Directing II  
Individual Project in Design and Production  
Advanced Studio in Scenery  
Advanced Studio in Costumes  
Advanced Studio in Lighting  
Advanced Studio in Audio  
Honors Project  
Individual Studies  
Total Hours 48

1

One hour may be THR 205 performance, two hours must be technical THR 204.

2

Students may NOT apply THR 105 or THR 200 toward both this requirement and the Core Curriculum Area II requirement.


Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Theatre with a General Concentration

Freshman
First Term Hours Second Term Hours
THR 160 1 THR 210 3
THR 154 3 THR 124 or 125 3
THR 124 or 125 3  
  7   6
Sophomore
First Term Hours Second Term Hours
THR 210 or 235 3 THR 204 1-2
THR 204 1 Performance Component1 3
Performance Component1 3 Writing Component2 3
  7   7-8
Junior
First Term Hours Second Term Hours
THR 365 3 THR 204 1-2
THR 204 1 THR 365 (or Design Component)4 3
Theatre History 3 3  
  7   4-5
Senior
First Term Hours Second Term Hours
Theatre History 3 3 THR 491 2
Theatre Elective5 3 Theatre Elective5 3
  6   5
Total credit hours: 49-51

1

Performance Component - Select six hours from the following courses: THR 202, THR 203,  THR 254, THR 318, THR 355, THR 377 or THR 465.

2

Writing Component - Select three hours from the following:  THR 200, THR 215, THR 216, THR 300, and THR 350.

3

Theatre History - Six required hours (do not have to be taken in sequence): THR 481 and THR 482.

4

Design Component - Select three hours from the following: THR 323, THR 325, THR 326, or THR 327.

5

Theatre Electives - Select six hours from the approved list of Theatre Electives for the General Concentration.