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Degree Requirements: Theatre BA

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Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum grade of C+ in all required courses.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre
TH 108 Basic Acting I
TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
TH 203 Visual Imagination

Required Courses

TH 201 Script Analysis
TH 301 Theatre History 1
TH 302 Theatre History 2
One design course:
Choose from TH 303 Scene Design, TH 306 Costume Design, or TH 332 Lighting Design I
A total of 24 additional credits to include the following:
-2 dramatic literature courses (min. 6 credits)
-3 courses in one area of concentration: acting, directing, dramaturgy, design/tech, or dramatic literature and writing (min. 9 credits) at least 15 credits should be taken at 300-level or above.
-Two 200/300-level TH practicumsUndergraduate Credit Requirements Chart

Credits Required for Major 51
Additional Credits Required for Gen Ed 41
Additional Credits Required for Electives 28
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements & Learning Outcomes

Performance and production opportunities are available in each semester. Placement in dance and performance courses, as well as design/tech positions are is based on auditions/interviews. Please note that schedule does not include performance/production credits.

Fall: TH 101, TH 106, TH 108, TH 135, Language 1, ENG 101, UBE 101 or equivalent, Library Skills Workbook requirement
Spring: TH 101 (if not available in Fall), TH 203, one 200/300-level TH practicum, Language 2, ENG 201 or Humanities

Fall: TH 201, TH 301, 200/300-level TH practicum, Natural Science 1, UGC 111, TH elective (e.g. TH 314)
Spring: TH 220, TH 302, TH 303 or 332 or 306; Natural Science 2, UGC 112, TH elective(s)
Fall or Spring One design course (TH 303 or TH 332 in the fall or TH 306 in the spring)

Fall Dramatic Literature (e.g., TH 412 or TH 415), TH 401, Math, TH elective(s), free elective(s)*
Spring: Dramatic Literature (e.g., TH 425), TH 402, Social Science, TH elective(s), free elective(s)*

Fall TH electives, free elective(s)*
Spring TH electives, Depth, free elective(s)*

*number of free electives needed is dependent upon TH electives completed

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
� Identify major figures and events from theatre history, theory and criticism;
� Define and use appropriate critical vocabulary of theatre arts, including script analysis, acting, and design terminology;
� Critically read, interpret, and evaluate a range of representative plays and situate representative plays and performance events within larger cultural and historical movements;
� Construct and articulate in speech and writing a compelling thesis about theatre history, literature, or theory using acquired research skills and critical vocabulary;
� Integrate the concerns of actors, directors, and designers into a collaborative creative process, both in the creation of extant plays and original work;
� Demonstrate the ability to conceive and execute an original performance, either solo or in a collaborative process.

Electives and Course Groupings

TH 107 Costume Construction
TH 205 Drafting
TH 208 Method Acting
TH 212 Improv for Storytellers
TH 220 Performing America (Gen. Ed requirement- American Pluralism)
TH 227 Voice I
TH 230 Theatre Crafts
TH 300 Stage Management
TH 303 Scene Design
TH 306 Costume Design
TH 314 Introduction to Dramaturgy
TH 315 Modern Theatre I
TH 316 Modern Theatre II
TH 325 Performance and the Critic
TH 331 Problems in Technical Theatre
TH 332 Lighting Design
TH 341 Theatre Studio
TH 342 Theatre Studio
TH 343 Theatre Studio
TH 349 Technical Studio
TH 370 Age of Shakespeare
TH 401 Directing 1
TH 402 Directing 2
TH 403 Scene Design 2
TH 406 Costume Design 2
TH 411 Theatre Workshop
TH 412 Devised Theatre Workshop
TH 413 Theatre Workshop
TH 415 Advanced Dramaturgy
TH 416 Mask Workshop
TH 425 Media and Performance
TH 433 Lighting Design 2
TH 439 Design Seminar
TH 455 Special Topics
TH 466 Women in Theatre
TH 468 Sources of Modern Theatre (theories of acting, directing, and design)
TH 477 Production Dramaturgy
TH 482TH 489 Major Figures
Special Topics: Intermedia Performance Workshop, Contemporary Performance, Popular Culture and Theory