Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2021-2022 Program: Theatre Arts Major

Theatre Arts Major

A Theatre Arts major consists of a minimum of 53 semester hours, and must include THA 201, 205, 207, 221, 222, 233, 241, 308, 344, 443, 444, and 452. Included in the minimum amount of hours is the need to take one credit in THA 177 and four credits in THA 277 before the major is complete, and a minimum of 4 classes (12 credits) from the electives listed below, in this Theatre Arts section. One elective must be designated in the area of performance, and one must be designated as design or technical theatre. The other two electives are of the student’s areas of choice.

Theatre Arts Major: 53 Credits

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
THA 201 - Introduction to Theatre Credits: 3
THA 205 - Acting I Credits: 3
THA 207 - Stagecraft (THA 177 co-requisite) Credits: 3
THA 177 - Stagecraft Lab (THA 207 co-requisite) Credits: 1
THA 221 - Theatre History I
Fall only
Credits: 3
THA 222 - Theatre History II
Spring Only
Credits: 3
THA 233 - Introduction to Theatrical Design Credits: 3
THA 241 - Acting II - Movement for the Stage

Prerequisite(s): THA 205.

Credits: 3
THA 308 - Lighting Theory & Practice

Prerequisite(s): THA 207.

Credits: 3
THA 344 - Directing

Prerequisite(s): THA 241, only open to junior or senior Theatre Arts majors.

Credits: 3
THA 443 - Junior Seminar

Prerequisite(s): THA 344.

Credits: 3
THA 444 - Senior Capstone

Prerequisite(s): THA 344, THA 443, and open only to seniors majoring in Theatre Arts.

Credits: 3
THA 452 - Modern Drama Credits: 3
THA 277 - Theatre Production (4 times) = 4 credits (1 Technical Theatre, 1 Box Office/House Administration, 1 Performance/Stage Management, 1 Elective) Credits: 1

Electives (12 Hours)

12 credits (4 classes: 1 Design/Technical Theatre, 1 Performance, 2 of choice)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
THA 206 - Oral Interpretation of Literature (Performance Elective) Credits: 3
THA 208 - Introduction to Dance (Performance Elective) Credits: 3
THA 209 - History of American Film I Credits: 3
THA 211 - History of American Film II Credits: 3
THA 231 - Stage Makeup (Design/Technical Theatre Elective) Credits: 3
THA 240 - Selected Topics (Either Design/Technical Theatre or Performance Elective, depending on course) Credits: 1-3
THA 240 - Selected Topics (Either Design/Technical Theatre or Performance Elective, depending on course) Credits: 1-3
THA 340 - Selected Topics (Either Design/Technical Theatre or Performance Elective, depending on course) Credits: 1-3
THA 440 - Selected Topics (Either Design/Technical Theatre or Performance Elective, depending on course) Credits: 1-3
THA 243 - Applied Voice (Performance Elective) – Permission of instructor required

Prerequisite(s): By Permission.

Credits: 1
MUS 244 - Class Voice (Performance Elective) Credits: 3
THA 250 - Combat for the Stage (Performance Elective)

Prerequisite(s): THA 205.

Credits: 3
THA 301 - Stage Management (Design/Technical Theatre Elective) Credits: 3
THA 305 - Acting III - Advanced Acting (Performance Elective)

Prerequisite(s): THA 241 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
THA 320 - Period Architecture and Décor (Design/Technical Theatre)

Prerequisite(s): None.

Credits: 3
THA 321 - Historic Costuming for the Stage (Design/Technical Theatre Elective) Credits: 3
THA 335 - Children’s Theatre (Performance Elective)

Prerequisite(s): THA 201, THA 205, or by permission of the Chair of the Theatre Arts department.

Credits: 3
THA 341 - Musical Theatre Scene Study (Performance Elective)

Prerequisite(s): By Permission only.

Credits: 3
THA 342 - Stage Properties Design (Design/Technical Theatre)

Prerequisite(s): Pre-requisites: THA 207 Stagecraft and THA 177 Stagecraft Lab

Credits: 3
THA 343 - Scenic Design (Design/Technical Theatre Elective)

Prerequisite(s): THA 207, THA 233, 

Credits: 3
THA 405 - Acting Styles (Performance Elective)

Prerequisite(s): THA 241.

Credits: 3
THA 430 - Voice and Speech for the Actor (Performance Elective) Credits: 3

 

THA 481 - Internship Credits: 2-6

or

THA 482 - Internship Credits: 2-6

or

THA 483 - Internship Credits: 2-6

 

THA 491 - Independent Study Credits: 1-4

or

THA 492 - Independent Study Credits: 1-4

or

THA 493 - Independent Study Credits: 1-4

 

THA 494 - Directed Studies in Theatre (Either Design/Technical Theatre or Performance Elective, depending on concentration) Credits: 2-4
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