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The Major

Advisers: Members of the department

Requirements

The Major

  1. 12 semester courses, at least two of which must be at a 300-level 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture Three courses from Division A History, Literature, Criticism: 213, 215, 217, 218, 220,240,241,316,319 Three courses from Division B:
    1. 141 Acting I 252 Set Design 1 or 253 Lighting Design 1 or 254 Costume Design I
    2. 344 Directing 1 or 261 Writing for Theatre
  2. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production
  3. Three additional courses from either Division A or B.

Requirements for a Theatre major with an emphasis on acting:

  1. 12 semester courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level
  2. 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture
  3. Two courses from Division A History, Literature, Criticism: 213,215,217,218,220, 240241,316,319
  4. Three semesters of acting classes from 141 Acting 1,242 Acting 2, 312 Masters and Movements in Performance
  5. 142 Voice for actors
  6. 252 Set Design 1 or 253 Lighting Design 1 or 254 Costume Design 1
  7. 344 Directing 1 or 261 Writing for Theatre
  8. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production
  9. One additional course from either Division A or B

Requirements for a Theatre major with an emphasis on design:

  1. 12 semester courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture
  2. Three courses from Division A History, Literature, Criticism: 213,215,217,218, 220,240,241,316,319 141 Acting 1
  3. Two of the following: 252 Set Design 1,253 Lighting Design 1, 254 Costume Design 1
  4. One of the following: 352 Set Design 2, 353 Lighting Design 2, 354 Costume Design 2,318 Movements in Design 344 Directing 1 or 261 Writing for Theatre
  5. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production One additional course from either Division A or B

Requirements for a Theatre major with an emphasis on playwriting:

  1. 12 semester courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level
  2. 198 and 199 Theater History and Culture T
  3. hree courses from Division A History, Literature, Criticism: 213,215,217,218, 220,240,241,316,319 141 Acting 1 or 142 Voice for Actors
  4. Three of any of the following playwriting and screenwriting: 261, 262, 361, 362 or the equivalent
  5. One course from any of the following: 100, 252. 253, or 254 344 Directing 1
  6. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production

Requirements for a Theatre major with an emphasis on directing:

    • 12 semester courses
    • 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture
    • Two courses from Division A History, Literature, Criticism: 213,215,217,218,220, 240,241,316,319
    • 141 Acting 1 and another acting class
    • 252 Set Design 1
    • 261 Writing for Theatre One other design class from 100,253 or 254
    • 344 Directing 1 and 345 Directing 2
    • Four credits of 200 Theatre Production

    Special Interest: Dance

    Students choosing dance as their area of special interest will fulfill requirements in conjunction with the Department of Dance. These requirements involve 11 semester courses:

    • THE 198 and THE 199
    • DAN 151
    • DAN 171
    • One course from dramatic literature
    • One course from design or technical theatre
    • Three dance studio courses
    • 2 credits of THE 200; DAN 272 or 273
    • One additional course in dance theory at the 300 level
    • One additional four–credit course in theatre from either Division A or B at the 300 level.

    Students with a dance emphasis should consult with a dance faculty member in addition to a major adviser in the theatre department.

    All Majors

    All majors are encouraged to include courses in art and music in their programs. Other courses recommended by the department include ENG 222a, ENG 222b, dramatic literature in any of the language departments.