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Major Checklist

This is the list of courses you're required to take as a theatre major, grouped by course name and number.

Performing Arts Courses

Theatre Required Core (for ALL Theatre students)

  • THEA 115 Movement for the Actor, 3 creditsCherry Orchard production still
  • THEA 161 Intro to Theatre and Performing Arts, 3 credits
  • THEA 201 Voice for the Actor I, 2 credits
  • THEA 251 Stage Craft, 3 credits
  • THEA 253 Stage Make-up, 3 credits
  • THEA 254 Costume Technology I, 3 credits
  • THEA 262 Acting I for Majors, 3 credits
  • THEA 271 Play Text Analysis, 3 credits
  • THEA 333 Theatre Workshop (4 semesters), 1 credit each
  • THEA 357 History of the Theatre I, 3 credits
  • THEA 358 History of the Theatre II, 3 credits
  • THEA 364 Directing I, 3 credits
  • THEA 375 Stage Management, 3 credits
  • THEA 475 Senior Project, 3 credits

Acting Track Required Courses

  • THEA 202 Voice for the Actor II, 2 credits
  • THEA 215 Movement for the Actor II, 3 credits
  • THEA 265 Acting II, 3 credits
  • THEA 301 Voice III, 3 credits
  • THEA 333, Performance Practicum, 1 credit
  • THEA 341 Special Problems, 3 credits
  • THEA 341 Special Problems, 3 credits
  • THEA 361 Acting III, 3 credits
  • THEA 372 Auditioning, 3 credits
  • THEA 464 Directing II, 3 credits
  • THEA 472 Acting IV, 3 credits

And two of the following courses:

  • THEA 351 Lighting for the Stage, 3 credits
  • THEA 352 Scenic Design for the Stage, 3 credits
  • THEA 354 Costume Design, 3 credits

Design/Technology Track Required Courses

  • THEA 313 Advanced Training in Tech Theatre, 3 credits
  • THEA 341 Special Problems, 3 credits
  • THEA 351 LIghting for the Satge, 3 credits
  • THEA 352 Scenic Design for the Stage, 3 credits
  • THEA 354 Costume Design for the Stage, 3 credits
  • THEA 440 Special Project, 3 credits
  • THEA Design Elective (Choose from THEA 355 or an additional THEA 341)
  • DSGN or VIAR 101 Design I, 3 credits*
  • DSGN or VIAR 102 Design II, 3 credits*
  • VIAR 111 Drawing I, 3 credits
  • VIAR 112 Drawing II, 3 credits
  • VIAR 340 Graphic Design Fundamentals, 3 credits
    * Students should choose EITHER the DSGN sequence or VIAR sequence

Dance

  • DANC 101 Intro to Dance I, 3 credits OR DANC 102, Intro to Dance II, 3 credits

Non-Performing Arts Courses

With your curriculum, you must earn a total of 40 credit hours outside of the Performing Arts program.

English

  • ENGL 101 Intro to Academic Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGL 102 Writing & Research About Culture, 3 credits

Communications

  • 3 credit hour elective. Can be chosen from CMCN 100, 101, 202, 203, 212, 302, 310; ENGL 360, 365.

Math

  • MATH 102 103/104, or 105. The course you take will be determined by your ACT score or placement test results.
  • Sophomore-level MATH course, 3 credits

Sciences

  • 9 credit hours of electives. Must be taken from both biological (BIOL or ENVS 150) and physical (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS) sciences.

Literature

  • 3 credit hours of electives. Choose from ENGL 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 211, 212, 215, 216, OR a foreign language literature course, or any 300-level literature course.

History

  • 3 credit hours of electives

Behavioral Science

  • 6 credit hours of electives. Must be chosen from anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3 hours must be 200-level or above.

UNIV

  • UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar