Theatre Arts Minor

Program Requirements

Core

Introduction to the theory and practice of directing for the theatre.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 and THEA 101 or THEA 110 

Fundamental concepts of technical theatre; an overview of basic stagecraft, costuming, lighting, and sound in the contemporary theatre.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

A survey of literature, artists and performances with specific regard to the theatre of diversity including, but not restricted to: Feminist Theatre, Gay and Lesbian Theatre, African-American Theatre, Asian American Theatre, Hispanic Theatre, etc.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

The study and application of various analytical approaches to play texts in preparation for production.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

Choose 3 Credit(s).

Performance scenes and exercises for the beginner.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Performance scenes and acting exercises for the beginning theatre major.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Theatre Activity - Choose 5 Credit(s). From at least three different areas

Acting in a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on stage or house management, or public relations. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on stage crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on costumes or wardrobe crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on lighting crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on sound crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Choose 3 Credit(s).

Survey of theatrical history from its origins to 1700.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

This course examines how all global performance styles and techniques influence each other. Focusing on the last 250 years, students will examine how performance practices from all around the world have merged (sometimes in a celebratory way, sometimes due to appropriation) to become the performing arts of today.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Electives

Choose 3 credits of any Theatre course except THEA 100, or more than 5 Theatre Activity classes.