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Theatre Arts (B.A./B.S.)

Associate professors: Scott Grim, David Janoviak

Assistant professors: Sandra Hedgepeth, Don Naggiar, Michael Phillips

 

Mission

Provide a solid base in acting, directing, technical theatre and design, performance, history, literature and theory. Students will be prepared for post-graduate opportunities including: graduate programs, teacher licensor programs, internships, professional theatre, and participation in the arts in their communities.

 

Program Objectives

  1. Understand processes involved in creating theatre, from script analysis through public performance.
  2. Demonstrate competency in various production processes.
  3. Understand the historical, literary, theoretical, stylistic and cultural dimensions of theatre, and how theatrical works exist within societal contexts.

Theatre Arts major (72 credits)

TA 165 Production Dynamics (3)

TA 166 Text Analysis and Scene Study (3)

TA 167 Play Reading (3)

Choose two: (6)

TA 244 Technical Theatre: Scenecraft

TA 245 Technical Theatre: Lighting

TA 246 Technical Theatre: Costuming

TA 247 Technical Theatre: Sound

TA 252 Technical Theatre: Makeup

TA 251 Elements of Acting (3)

TA 253 Production Workshop (3)

Choose four: (12)

TA 381 Greek, Roman and Medieval Theatre

TA 382 Renaissance Theatre

TA 383 European Theatre 1660-1875

TA 384 European Theatre 1875-Present

TA 385 American Theatre

TA 386 International Theatre

TA 353 Advanced Production Workshop (3)

TA 364 Play Direction (3)

TA 406 Independent Study (3)

Choose elective theatre classes (18) At least 9 upper-division

Choose electives from other allied fields in the creative arts (12)

 

Note: For the B.S. in theatre a total of 12 credit hours in mathematics, computer science or designated statistics courses is required. A minimum of one course in mathematics and one course in computer science is required; any remaining required credit hours may be from either discipline or statistics. MTH 105 and CS 101 may not be used to meet the 12-credit requirement.

 

Theatre Arts minor (27 credits)

TA 110 Introduction to Theatre (3)

TA 251 Elements of Acting (3)

Choose two: (6)

TA 244 Technical Theatre: Scenecraft

TA 245 Technical Theatre: Lighting

TA 246 Technical Theatre: Costuming

TA 247 Technical Theatre: Sound

TA 252 Technical Theatre: Makeup

Choose one: (3)

TA 381 Greek, Roman and Medieval Theatre

TA 382 Renaissance Theatre

TA 383 European Theatre 1660-1875

TA 384 European Theatre 1875-Present

TA 385 American Theatre

TA 386 International Theatre

TA 353 Advanced Production Workshop (3)

Upper-division electives in theatre (9)

 

Theatre (B.F.A.)

Associate professors: Scott Grim, David Janoviak

Assistant professors: Sandra Hedgepeth, Don Naggiar, Michael Phillips

 

Mission

Provide a solid base in acting, directing, technical theatre and design, performance, history, literature and theory. Students will be prepared for post-graduate opportunities including: graduate programs, teacher licensor programs, internships, professional theatre, and participation in the arts in their communities.

 

Program Objectives

  1. Understand processes involved in creating theatre, from script analysis through public performance.
  2. Demonstrate competency in various production processes.
  3. Understand the historical, literary, theoretical, stylistic and cultural dimensions of theatre, and how theatrical works exist within societal contexts.

B.F.A. Core Curriculum (45 credits)

TA 165 Production Dynamics (3)

TA 166 Text Analysis and Scene Study (3)

TA 167 Play Reading (3)

Choose two: (6)

TA 244 Technical Theatre: Scenecraft

TA 245 Technical Theatre: Lighting

TA 246 Technical Theatre: Costuming

TA 260 Acting I – or –

TA 251 Elements of Acting (3)

Choose five: (15)

TA 381 Greek, Roman and Medieval Theatre

TA 382 Renaissance Theatre

TA 383 European Theatre 1660-1875

TA 384 European Theatre 1875-Present

TA 385 American Theatre

TA 386 International Theatre

TA 334 Stage Management (3)

TA 364 Play Direction (3)

TA 395, 396, 397 Special Studies: Plays in Performance (6)

Actor Training (72 credits)

D 1XX Beginning Dance Sequence (3)

TA 205 Stage Speech I (3)

TA 252 Technical Theatre: Makeup (3)

TA 253 Production Workshop: Play (10)

TA 255 Physical Studio I: Movement (3)

TA 261 Physical Studio II: Movement/Voice Integration (3)

TA 271 Acting II (3)

TA 290 Physical Studio III: Advanced Movement Voice Integration (3)

TA 305 Stage Speech II (3)

TA 353 Production Workshop: Play (10)

TA 360 Contemporary Audition (3)

TA 368 Physical Studio IV: Advanced Movement (3)

TA 371 Acting III (4)

TA 399 Special Studies (Acting) (3)

TA 405 Acting Shakespeare (3)

TA 406 Independent Study: Capstone Thesis (3)

TA 432 Styles I: Modernism (3)

TA 433 Styles II: Restoration/Manners (3)

TA 437 Classical Audition (3)

Production (74 credits)

Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Technical Production, Stage Management

Production Core (48)

A 130 Beginning Drawing (3)

A 204, 205, 206 Art History Sequence (9)

Choose three: (9)

TA 244 Technical Theatre: Scencraft

TA 245 Technical Theatre: Lighting

TA 246 Technical Theatre: Costuming

TA 247 Technical Theatre: Sound

TA 252 Technical Theatre: Makeup

TA 253/353 Production Workshop (9)

TA 336 Stage Properties (3)

TA 338 History of Architecture and Decor (3)

TA 343 Costume Design (3)

TA 345 Scenic Painting I (3)

TA 346 Scenic Design (3)

TA 348 Lighting Design (3)

Individual Area Emphasis (26 credits)

Lighting Design

A 117 Beginning Design: Color (3)

A 131 Beginning Drawing Systems (3)

TA 347 Drafting for Theatre (3)

TA 354/454 Production Design (Lighting) (4)

TA 406 Independent Study: Capstone Thesis (3)

TA 412 Portfolio Review (1)

TA 446 Advanced Scenic Design: CAD (3)

TA 447 Digital Imagery for Theatre (3)

TA 448 Advanced Lighting Design (3)

Scenic Design

A 131 Beginning Drawing Systems (3)

TA 347 Drafting for Theatre (3)

TA 349 Scenic Design Studio (3)

TA 354/454 Production Design (Scenery) (4)

TA 406 Independent Study: Capstone Thesis (3)

TA 412 Portfolio Review (1)

TA 445 Scenic Painting II (3)

TA 446 Advanced Scenic Design: CAD (3)

TA 447 Digital Imagery for Theatre (3)

Costume Design

A 135 Beginning Life Drawing (3)

A 335 Intermediate Drawing (3)

TA 308 History of Fashion (3)

TA 344 Costume Crafts (3)

TA 354/454 Production Design (Costume) (4)

TA 406 Independent Study: Capstone Thesis (3)

TA 412 Portfolio Review (1)

TA 436 Advanced Costume Techniques (3)

TA 443 Advanced Costume Design (3)

Technical Production

A 131 Beginning Drawing Systems (3)

TA 347 Drafting for Theatre (3)

TA 355/455 Production Management (1-3)

TA 406 Independent Study: Capstone Thesis (3)

TA 412 Portfolio Review (1)

TA 434 Advanced Scenecraft (3)

TA 445 Scenic Painting II (3)

TA 446 Advanced Scenic Design: CAD (3)

TA 447 Digital Imagery for Theatre (3)

Stage Management

TA 334 Stage Management (3)

TA 355/455 Production Management (4)

TA 406 Independent Study: Capstone Thesis (3)

TA 412 Portfolio Review (1)

Additional Electives (10)

Note: A total of 12 credit hours in mathematics, computer science or designated statistics courses is required for this degree. A minimum of one course in mathematics and one course in computer science is required; any remaining required credit hours may be from either discipline or statistics. MTH 105 and CS 101 may not be used to meet the 12-credit requirement. 

 

 

 

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