2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Theatre (BA/BS)

58-62 credits

Complete one concentration

Core requirements, 32 credits

THEA 102Branding and Marketing for the Theatre and Dance Artist

1

THEA 103Aesthetics of Theatre 1

3

THEA 104Aesthetics of Theatre 2

3

THEA 105Freshman Experience

1

THEA 107Design Awareness for Theatre and Dance

3

THEA 220Stagecraft

3

THEA 232Acting 1

3

THEA 250Directing 1

3

THEA 280Theatre and Dance Practicum

0 TO 1

THEA 317Pre-Modern Theatre History to 1700

3

THEA 319Modern Theatre History

3

THEA 405Senior Experience

1

THEA 435Performance of Shakespeare

3

Total Credit Hours:32
Students must take THEA 280 for 2 credits. 

Design and technology concentration, 26-27 credits

Required courses, 12 credits

THEA 106Styles and Concept

3

THEA 123Elements of Theatrical Composition

3

THEA 321Rendering for the Theatre

3

THEA 380Advanced Theatre and Dance Practicum

1 TO 9

Discipline electives, 5-6 credits

THEA 221Technical Direction 1

3

THEA 223Costume Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 229Stage Makeup Design and Technology 1

2

THEA 320Scenic Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 326Lighting Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 327Sound Design and Technology 1

3

Total Credit Hours:5-6

Advanced electives, 3 credits

THEA 420Scenic Design and Technology 2

3

THEA 423Costume Design and Technology 2

3

THEA 426Lighting Design and Technology 2

3

THEA 427Sound Design and Technology 2

3

THEA 428Technical Direction 2

3

THEA 429Stage Makeup Design and Technology 2

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Design and technology electives, 6 credits

THEA 224Costume Form and Materials

3

THEA 225Theatrical Computer-Aided Drafting

3

THEA 291Theatre Stage Management

3

THEA 299XExperimental/Developmental Topics

0 TO 12

THEA 329Costume History

3

THEA 350Directing for the Stage 2

3

THEA 226Stage Properties

3

THEA 434Immersion Experience

1 TO 12

Total Credit Hours:6

Up to one other THEA or DANC course not listed above as approved by the PDA or chairperson.

Total Credit Hours: 58-59

The BA/BS in Design and Technology is for those students who want a broad-based, liberal arts education in Theatre Design and Technology. Some students may pursue double majors both inside and outside the major. Design and technology concentration students must pass a portfolio review at the end of each spring semester and must pass an exit review at the end of the senior year to complete the concentration. Students failing to pass a jury review at the end of one academic year are considered on probationary status for the concentration; those failing to pass a portfolio review at the end of the succeeding year will be dropped from the concentration.

Directing/Stage Management concentration, 30 credits

Directing concentration

Required courses, 24 credits

THEA 233Acting 2

3

THEA 291Theatre Stage Management

3

THEA 325Dramaturgy

3

THEA 340Playwriting 1

3

THEA 350Directing for the Stage 2

3

THEA 352Topics in Directing

3

THEA 353Acting and Directing History

3

THEA 450Directing for the Stage 3

3

Stage Management concentration

Required courses, 24 credits

THEA 223Costume Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 291Theatre Stage Management

3

THEA 320Scenic Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 326Lighting Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 327Sound Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 391Advanced Stage Management

3

THEA 392Topics in Stage Management

3

THEA 491Theatre Management

3

Electives

6 credits directing

6 credits stage management

Any THEA course, courses from other departments as approved by advisor

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 62

Each directing/stage management concentration is designed as a pre-professional conservatory style program within a liberal arts education. Curriculum and performance opportunities are structured to prepare students for careers in directing or stage management or for advanced director training in quality graduate schools or conservatories. The directing/stage management concentration combines concentrated study in directing/management with required courses in other areas of theatre. In addition, all theatre students complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Directing/stage management concentration students enter as theatrical studies concentration and apply for admittance to the directing/stage management concentration at the end of their first year. Students must pass a portfolio review at the end of their sophomore and junior years to continue in the concentration. A final project is required in their senior year and may be any of the following: a departmentally supported production, a self-produced project in a found space; a project done in conjunction with Muncie Civic Theatre or similar venues approved by the area coordinator. The project can be a play or a musical and must be documented in a senior thesis.

Theatre creation concentration, 26 credits

Required courses, 13 credits

DANC Any 100-level dance course other than DANC 100

1

THEA 233Acting 2

3

THEA 322Theatre of the 21st Century

3

THEA 325Dramaturgy

3

THEA 340Playwriting 1

3

Design/Technology electives

Choose one from the following

THEA 223Costume Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 229Stage Makeup Design and Technology 1

2

THEA 320Scenic Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 326Lighting Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 327Sound Design and Technology 1

3

Electives, 10-11 credits

ENG 410Advanced Screenwriting

3

ENG 464Shakespeare

3

TCOM 487Seminar in Digital Video Production

3 TO 6

THEA 150Introduction to Theatre Education

3

THEA 223Costume Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 229Stage Makeup Design and Technology 1

2

THEA 234Introduction to the Singing Actor

3

THEA 291Theatre Stage Management

3

THEA 318Advanced Topics in Theatre and Dance

3 TO 6

THEA 324Musical Theatre History

3

THEA 329Costume History

3

THEA 350Directing for the Stage 2

3

THEA 352Topics in Directing

3

THEA 353Acting and Directing History

3

THEA 354Directing for Young Audiences

3

THEA 380Advanced Theatre and Dance Practicum

1 TO 9

THEA 391Advanced Stage Management

3

THEA 420Scenic Design and Technology 2

3

THEA 423Costume Design and Technology 2

3

THEA 426Lighting Design and Technology 2

3

THEA 434Immersion Experience

1 TO 12

THEA 450Directing for the Stage 3

3

THEA 491Theatre Management

3

THEA 496Directed Study in Theatre and Dance

1 TO 9

Up to three other THEA or DANC courses not listed above as approved by PDA or chairperson. Exception: THEA 318 may be taken up to four times total, but each must be on a different topic. Students are expected to take THEA 220 to meet the prerequisite for THEA 320.

Total Credit Hours:10-11



Total Credit Hours: 58

The theatre creation concentration is recommended for students wanting a broad-based, liberal-arts education in theatre. Some students may also pursue graduate study at the MA and PhD level. Students must earn and keep a 3.0 or better grade-point average for all courses required on the major after earning 36 credits or they will be placed on academic probation for one semester. If a student has two consecutive semesters on academic probation, they will be dismissed from the theatre creation concentration. Students must also submit a Theatre Creation Writing Portfolio in the fall of their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Failure to submit a portfolio will result in the student being placed on concentration probation. Failure to submit two portfolios in a row will result in removal from the concentration. Students may audition or submit portfolio reviews for other concentrations within the department.