2018-2019 Catalog

Theatre

Mission Statement

The mission of the Theatre program is to prepare students for a career in the theatrical arts as an actor or director; to prepare students for graduate study in the theatrical arts; to use the theatrical arts as an avocation; or to use related theatrical skills as an adjunct to other professional careers.

Theatre courses provide students a philosophical and historical appreciation of dramatic art and literature as an integral part of world culture. The Theatre program is designed to accomplish the following: produce a highly literate, well-read individual who possesses the knowledge of many diverse subject areas; permit the student to obtain a working knowledge of specific theatrical data and skills for subsequent academic or professional career pursuits; and prepare the student for active participation in live performance experiences through the university theatrical productions.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

or

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Sciences and Humanities (choose two) - 6 hours

ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Required Fine Arts Core Courses - 12 hours

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

THR 200Beginning Acting

3

AND choose two of the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

MU 128Fundamentals of Music

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

SOC 343Television in America

3

SOC 344/ENG 344Cinema in Society

3

SOC 346/ENG 346Cinema Themes

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Fine Arts Core courses. Students may not count ART 191 and MU 129 in the Fine Arts Core if already counted in the GEC Arts & Humanities area.

Theatre Requirements - 38 hours

THR 110Theatre Workshop

1

THR 120Theatre Workshop

1

THR 130Theatre Workshop

1

THR 140Theatre Workshop

1

THR 210Essentials of Theatre Production

3

THR 220Intermediate Acting

3

THR 310Advanced Acting

3

THR 311Theatre Workshop

1

THR 320Voice and Articulation

3

THR 360Period Styles in Acting

3

THR 423/ENG 423Shakespeare

3

THR 440/ENG 440Studies in Drama

3

THR 450Directing for the Theatre

3

THR 460History of the Theatre I

3

THR 470History of the Theatre II

3

THR 480Special Study in Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Theatre requirements.

Fine Arts Electives - 15 hours

Select 15 hours from the following:
ART 160Drawing I

3

ART 264Painting I

3

ENG 331History and Structure of the English Language

3

MU 142Applied Voice

1-2

MU 215Music Theatre Workshop

1

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

PSY 300/SOC 300Social Psychology

3

PSY 420Abnormal Psychology

3

SOC 343Television in America

3

SOC 344/ENG 344Cinema in Society

3

SOC 346/ENG 346Cinema Themes

3

THR 490Practicum/Internship

1-4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Fine Arts Electives. Students may not double count courses taken as GEC requirements or Fine Arts Core requirements again in Fine Arts Electives.

General Electives - 10-15 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total minimum hours for graduation to 120.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Fine Arts Requirements (12 hours)
Total Theatre Requirements (38 hours)
Total Fine Arts Electives (15 hours)
Total General Electives (10-15 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.