Requirements for a Major in Theatre

In addition to the general education requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree, the following courses are required:

  Semester Hours
TH 101, Voice and Diction 3
TH 105, Introduction to the Theatre 3
TH 110, Theatre Practicum (must repeat for 4 hours credit) 4
TH 133, Acting I or  
TH 233, Acting II or  
TH 333, Acting III or  
TH 433, Acting IV 6
TH 220, History of the Theatre I 3
TH 221, History of the Theatre II 3
TH 251, Stagecraft I 3
TH 252, Stagecraft II 3
TH 340, Theatre Design 3
TH 401, Play Directing I 3
TH 410, Modern Drama 3
TH 462, Senior Seminar 3
ENG 414/TH 414, Shakespeare 3
Theatre Electives (3 hours must be at the 300 level or above) 6
Total 49

All students majoring in Theatre are required to serve as Stage Manager for at least one major drama production and to serve as chairperson at least once for each production crew (e.g. makeup, lighting, costumes, deck, and house management).

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for Theatre

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
TH, 101, Voice and Diction or ENG 414/TH 414, Shakespeare
TH 220, History of the Theatre I or TH 110, Theatre Practicum
TH 221, History of the Theatre II TH 333, Acting III or
TH 105, Introduction to the Theatre TH 340, Theatre Design or
TH 110, Theatre Practicum TH 433, Acting IV
TH 133, Acting I or TH 220, History of the Theatre I or
TH 233, Acting II TH 221, History of the Theatre II
TH 251, Stagecraft I or TH 401, Play Directing I or
TH 252, Stagecraft II TH 402, Play Directing II
  Theatre Elective
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
TH 220, History of the Theatre I or TH 110, Theatre Practicum
TH 221, History of the Theatre II TH 333, Acting III or
TH 133, Acting I or TH 340, Theatre Design or
TH 233, Acting II TH 433, Acting IV
TH 251, Stagecraft I or TH 401, Play Directing I or
TH 252, Stagecraft II TH 402, Play Directing II
  TH 410, Modern Drama
  TH 462, Senior Seminar
  Theatre Elective