2020-2021 Catalog

 

Theatre - B.S.

The Theatre major is designed for students eager to become better theatrical performers, producers and technicians who glorify God by delivering modern parables. Building on the theoretical strengths of the division's core classes, the Theatre major further develops students with practical skills and perspectives through their coursework in writing, performance and creative production, as well as a full university production schedule of plays and musicals.

Concentrations:

Performance: Students in the performance concentration will be exposed to a wide variety of traditional and contemporary acting methods and directing practices. Artists in the performance concentration will culminate their work with a senior performance or directing assignment.

Technical: Students in the production concentration will be exposed to the fundamental principles of stage design (sets, lights, costumes, props, hair/makeup, and sound), technical production, and stage management. Artists in the production concentration will culminate their work with a senior project in either stage management, design (sets, costumes, lights, makeup/hair, or sound), or technical direction.

Students must receive a "C" or higher for all courses within their major. Any grade below a "C", including "C-" must be repeated with a "C" or higher to graduate with a Communication/Theatre major.

Requirements (53-55 credits)

Division Core (12 credits)

COM-105Communication in Context

1

COM-329Media and Society

3

COM-340Communication Theory

3

-or

COM-370Symbols and Imaging

3

THR-479Communications Senior Seminar I

1

THR-480Communications Senior Seminar II

3

Choose one Communication Lab:

COM-116JCommunication Lab-Journalism

1

COM-116PCommunication Lab-Public Relations

1

COM-116RCommunication Lab-Radio

1

COM-116VCommunication Lab-Television

1

Each section of COM-116 may be repeated up to 8 times.

Major Requirements (32-34 credits)

THR-251Principles of Script Analysis

3

THR-252Beginning Acting

3

THR-272Stagecraft

3

THR-301Theatre Practicum

1 to 3

THR-315Principles of Stage Directing

3

THR-317Theatre History and Dramatic Literature I

3

THR-318Theatre History and Dramatic Literature II

3

THR-367Stage Design for Theatre II

3

THR-368Theatre Management

3

THR-445Communication Internship

3

ENG-360Modern Drama

3

-or

ENG-361Shakespeare

3

THR-301 must be taken twice but may be repeated up to 8 times.

Concentrations (Choose one) (9 credits)

Performance

Required (6 credits)

THR-226Voice and Movement

3

THR-355Advanced Acting

3

Electives (3 credits)

Choose one:
MUS-100Applied Study - Non-Majors

1

MUS-114Class Voice

1

THR-310Stage Design for Theatre I

3

THR-362Scriptwriting

3

COM-365Broadcast Performance

3

*MUS 100 - Complete 3 semesters

**MUS 114 - Complete 3 credits

Technical

Required (6 credits)

THR-310Stage Design for Theatre I

3

ART-111OBS/REP 1: Empirical Drawing

3

-or

ART-101Ideation/Interpretation 1

3

Electives (3 credits)

Choose one:
COM-214Radio Production

3

THR-226Voice and Movement

3

THR-355Advanced Acting

3

THR-362Scriptwriting

3

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