2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Theatre Arts Major, B.A.
Major in Theatre Arts
The major in theatre arts combines a liberal arts perspective with in-depth study of theatre in its historical and cultural contexts. At the core of the program is the belief that the best theatre artist is one who possesses both a broad knowledge of the theory and literature of the field and highly developed artistic skills. The major recognizes the importance of all aspects of theatre and offers courses and/or practical training in performance, technical theatre, design, directing, arts management playwriting, and dramaturgy.
The Theatre Arts major requires the completion of a minimum of 46 credits and a minimum of 12 courses as specified below.
FAA 1510 Acting I
FAA 1515 Theatre Practicum: (Rehearsal and Performance)
FAA 2520 Theatre History I
FAA 2530 Theatre History II
FAA 2550W American Musical Theatre
FAA 2565 Politics of Performance: Theatre, Government, and Social Change
FAA 2570 Technical Production for the Theatre
FAA 2580 Design for the Theatre
FAA 2586 Script Analysis
FAA 4960 Senior Capstone Seminar
Two electives from the following courses:
FAA 1520 Voice for the Stage
FAA 2500 Women in Theatre
FAA 2510 Acting II
FAA 2540 Introduction to Playwriting
FAA 2560 London Theatre
FAA 2585 Improvisation
FAA 2590 Arts Management
FAA 3510 Directing I
FAA 3520 Acting III: Special Topics in Acting
One elective may be fulfilled by the following English courses:
ENG 3220 Renaissance Drama
ENG 3250 Shakespearean Drama
ENG 3680 World Drama
ENG 3820 20th Century Drama and Performance by Women
Major GPA. Students must achieve a final graduation point average of 2.00 or better within any majors offered by the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The GPA for majors will be calculated as the average of all courses taken within the major.