2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Theatre (BFA)

85-87 credits

Complete one professional specialization

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.

Acting concentration, 53 credits

Required courses

THEA 229Stage Makeup Design and Technology 1

2

THEA 233Acting 2

3

THEA 332Freshman Performance Lab

1

THEA 333Introduction to Voice and Movement

2

THEA 334Studio 1

3

THEA 335Studio 2

3

THEA 336Studio 3

3

THEA 337Studio 4

3

THEA 338Studio 5

3

THEA 339Studio 6

3

THEA 341Acting Master Class

1

THEA 353Acting and Directing History

3

THEA 430Studio 7

3

THEA 431Studio 8

3

THEA 432Studio 9

3

THEA 433Studio 10

3

THEA 434Immersion Experience

1 TO 12

Electives, 5 credits from

THEA 434Immersion Experience

1 TO 12

THEA 496Directed Study in Theatre and Dance

1 TO 9

THEA 499Internships in Theatre and Dance

0 TO 9

Total Credit Hours:5

Total Credit Hours: 85

The Acting BFA concentration is designed as a pre-professional, conservatory style program within a liberal arts education. Curriculum and performance opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers in theatre and/or advanced training at quality graduate schools or conservatories. Acting students are selected for this degree program by audition. In addition, acting students must have yearly interviews and pass yearly juried auditions every semester. Students failing to pass a jury at the end of each semester are considered to be on probationary status; any student failing a jury or not maintaining the appropriate degree program grade-point average for a second semester will be dropped from the program. Students are required to audition for all mainstage production season shows except fall of freshman year and spring of senior year. Students may opt out of auditions for Chicago Showcase, New York Showcase, and the L.A. Experience. All seniors must complete the three-credit One Person Show offered as THEA 434 in the spring of their senior year.

Design and technology concentration, 52 credits

Required courses, 34 credits

THEA 106Styles and Concept

3

THEA 123Elements of Theatrical Composition

3

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 321Rendering for the Theatre

3

THEA 326Lighting Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 327Sound Design and Technology 1

3

THEA 380Advanced Theatre and Dance Practicum

1 TO 9

THEA 434Immersion Experience

1 TO 12

Total Credit Hours:34

Advanced electives, 9 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:9

Design and technology electives, 9 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 496Directed Study in Theatre and Dance

1 TO 9

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

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 84

The BFA in Design and Technology is a pre-professional training program which endeavors to prepare the student for immediate, active, meaningful, and competitive work in the industry. This program allows the student to focus in one or more of the following areas: scenic design/technology, costume design/technology, hair/makeup design/technology, lighting design/technology, and/or sound design/technology. Students will be selected for admission into this program based on a portfolio review and interview. Design and technology concentration students must pass a portfolio review at the end of each semester and must pass an exit portfolio review at the end of the senior year to complete the concentration. Students failing to pass a portfolio review at the end of one academic semester are considered on probationary status for the concentration. Those failing to pass a portfolio review at the end of the succeeding semester will be dropped from the concentration.

Musical theatre concentration, 53 credits

Required courses

DANC 280Musical Theatre Dance 1

2

DANC 281Musical Theatre Dance 2

2

Two credits in increasing difficulty from

DANC 110Introduction to Ballet 1

1

DANC 111Introduction to Ballet 2

1

DANC 210Ballet 1

2

DANC 211Ballet 2

2

DANC 310Ballet 3

2

Three credits in increasing difficulty from

DANC 130Introduction to Jazz 1

1

DANC 131Introduction to Jazz 2

1

DANC 230Jazz 1

2

DANC 231Jazz 2

2

DANC 330Jazz 3

2

Two credits in increasing difficulty from

DANC 132Introduction to Tap 1

1

DANC 232Tap 1

1

DANC 332Tap 2

1

Additional requirements

THEA 229Stage Makeup Design and Technology 1

2

THEA 233Acting 2

3

THEA 270Basic Musicianship 1

2

THEA 271Basic Musicianship 2

2

THEA 272Sight Singing/Ear Training 1

1

THEA 273Sight Singing/Ear Training 2

1

THEA 274Musical Theatre Ensemble

1

THEA 324Musical Theatre History

3

THEA 328Voice Lesson

1 TO 2

THEA 332Freshman Performance Lab

1

THEA 334Studio 1

3

THEA 335Studio 2

3

THEA 371Singing Actor 1

2

THEA 372Singing Actor 2

2

THEA 373Musical Theatre Scene Study

1

THEA 430Studio 7

3

THEA 433Studio 10

3

THEA 434Immersion Experience

1 TO 12

Total Credit Hours: 85

Students are expected to take or place out of THEA 333. The Musical Theatre BFA concentration is designed as a pre-professional, conservatory style program within a liberal arts education. This interdisciplinary concentration requires course work in dance, music, and theatre. Curriculum and performance opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers in musical theatre and/or advanced training at quality graduate schools or conservatories. Musical theatre students are selected for this degree program by audition. In addition, musical theatre students must pass juried semester auditions in acting, dance, and singing. Students failing to pass a jury at the end of each semester are considered to be on probationary status; any student failing a jury or not maintaining the appropriate degree program grade-point average for a second semester will be dropped from the program. All students are to audition for all departmental production seasons except for fall of freshman year and spring of senior year. All seniors must take part in the THEA 434 Cabaret Class offered in the fall of their senior year.