Theatre - Requirements for the Major

Theatre Program | Theatre Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

(vary with the area of emphasis)

Areas of Emphasis

Performance

Supporting Courses,  24 credits

Acting core, required courses:

  • THEATRE 131  Acting I, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 231  Acting II, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 233  Voice for the Actor I, 3 credits

Technical theatre, required courses:

  • THEATRE 221  Stagecraft, 4 credits
  • THEATRE 222  Costume Technology,  4 credits

Dance core, required courses:

  • THEATRE 128  Jazz Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 137  Ballet I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 145  Modern Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 161  Tap Dance I, 1 credit

Dance electives, 3 credits required:

  • THEATRE 128  Jazz Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 137  Ballet I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 141  Period Dance Styles, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 142  American Musical Theatre Dance, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 145  Modern Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 161  Tap Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 228   Jazz Dance II, 2 credits
  • THEATRE 261   Tap Dance II, 1 credit

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

  • ALL Theatre majors are required to fulfill a Play Reading requirement by the spring semester of the senior year.

History/literature, required courses:

  • THEATRE 309  Theatre History I: Greek to Elizabethan, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 310  Theatre History II: 17th Century to Realism, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 311  Theatre History III: 20th Century and Contemporary, 3 credits

Acting/directing, required courses:

  • THEATRE 305  Audition Techniques for the Actor, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 331  Acting III, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 351  Directing I, 3 credits

Shop practicum, 4 credits required:

  • THEATRE 338  Production Practicum: Scene Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)
  • THEATRE 339  Production Practicum: Costume Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)

Theatre practicum, 2 courses required:

  • THEATRE 335  Production Practicum: Crews, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 336  Production Practicum: Cast, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 338  Production Practicum: Scene Shop, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 339  Production Practicum: Costume Shop, 1 credit

Electives, 6 credits required:

  • THEATRE 325  Stage Makeup, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 333  Voice for the Actor II, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 352  Directing II, 3 credits
  • Any 300- or 400-level THEATRE course

Design/Technical Theatre

Supporting Courses,  25 credits

Design/technical theatre, required courses:

  • THEATRE 220   Stage Management, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 221   Stagecraft,  4 credits
  • THEATRE 222   Costume Technology,  4 credits
  • THEATRE 224   Introduction to Theatre Design, 3 credits

One of these:

  • ART 105             Introductory Drawing, 3 credits
  • ART 106             Design Methods, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 223   Computer Applications for Theatre, 3 credits

Acting core, required course:

  • THEATRE 131   Acting I, 3 credits

Dance core, one course required:

  • THEATRE 128   Jazz Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 137   Ballet I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 145   Modern Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 161   Tap Dance I, 1 credit

Performance elective, 4 credits required:

  • THEATRE 128   Jazz Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 137   Ballet I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 141   Period Dance Styles, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 142   American Musical Theatre Dance, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 145   Modern Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 161   Tap Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 228   Jazz Dance II, 2 credits
  • THEATRE 231   Acting II, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 233   Voice for the Actor I, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 261   Tap Dance II, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 328   Jazz Dance III, 2 credits
  • THEATRE 361   Tap Dance III, 1 credit

Upper-Level Courses, 31 credits

  • ALL Theatre majors are required to fulfill a Play Reading requirement by the spring semester of the senior year.

Design/technical theatre/directing required courses:

  • THEATRE 321   Scene Design,  4 credits
  • THEATRE 322   Costume Design, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 323   Stage Lighting, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 351   Directing I, 3 credits

History/literature, required courses:

  • THEATRE 309   Theatre History I: Greek to Elizabethan, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 310   Theatre History II: 17th Century to Realism, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 311   Theatre History III: 20th Century and Contemporary, 3 credits

Shop practicum, 4 credits required:

  • THEATRE 338   Production Practicum: Scene Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)
  • THEATRE 339   Production Practicum: Costume Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)

Theatre practicum, 2 courses required:

  • THEATRE 335   Production Practicum: Crews, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 336   Production Practicum: Cast, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 338   Production Practicum: Scene Shop, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 339   Production Practicum: Costume Shop, 1 credit

Electives, 3 credits required:

  • THEATRE 325 Stage Makeup, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 340  Dance History, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 421 Scene Painting, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 422  Costume Crafts, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 423 Advanced Stage Lighting, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 426  Sound for Theatre, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 497  Internship, 1-12 credits
  • THEATRE 498  Independent Study, 1-4 credits

Musical Theatre

Supporting Courses, 33-35 credits

Music core, required courses:

  • MUSIC 115       Ear Training and Sight Singing I, 1 credit
  • MUSIC 151       Music Theory I, 3 credits

Elementary voice, required course:

  • MUS APP 045  Elementary Voice I, 1 credit

Chorus or Choir, 2 credits required:

  • MUS APP 261  Concert Choir, 1 credit
  • MUS APP 262  Chorale, 1 credit

Keyboard proficiency, 2 courses required:

  • MUS APP 011-041 Keyboard Musicianship I-IV, 1 credit each (may audition out of requirement)

Acting/voice core, required courses:

  • THEATRE 131  Acting I, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 190  First Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 231  Acting II, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 233  Voice for the Actor I, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 289  Second Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 290  Second Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II, 1 credit

Dance core, required courses:

  • THEATRE 128  Jazz Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 161  Tap Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 228  Jazz Dance II, 2 credits
  • THEATRE 261  Tap Dance II, 1 credit

Dance elective, 1 credit required:

  • THEATRE 137  Ballet I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 141  Period Dance Styles, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 142  American Musical Theatre Dance, 1 credit  

Technical theatre core, required courses:

  • THEATRE 221  Stagecraft, 4 credits
  • THEATRE 222  Costume Technology,  4 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 26 credits

  • ALL Theatre majors are required to fulfill a Play Reading requirement by the spring semester of the senior year.

Acting/directing, required courses:

  • THEATRE 305  Audition Techniques for the Actor, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 351  Directing I, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 389  Third Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 390  Third Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 489  Fourth Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 490  Fourth Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II, 1 credit

Dance, required courses:

  • THEATRE 328  Jazz Dance III, 2 credits
  • THEATRE 361  Tap Dance III, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 440  Choreography, 3 credits

Theatre history/literature, 2 courses required:

  • AVD 328              Musical Theatre History, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 309     Theatre History I: Greek to Elizabethan, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 310     Theatre History II: 17th Century to Realism, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 311     Theatre History III: 20th Century and Contemporary, 3 credits

Shop practicum, 4 credits required:

  • THEATRE 338     Production Practicum: Scene Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)
  • THEATRE 339     Production Practicum: Costume Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)

Theatre Studies

Supporting Courses, 20 credits

Required courses:

  • THEATRE 131    Acting I, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 221    Stagecraft,  4 credits
  • THEATRE 222    Costume Technology,  4 credits
  • THEATRE 231    Acting II, 3 credits

Dance core, 3 credits required:

  • THEATRE 128    Jazz Dance I, 1 credit     
  • THEATRE 137    Ballet I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 141    Period Dance Styles, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 142    American Musical Theatre Dance, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 145    Modern Dance I, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 161    Tap Dance I, 1 credit

Elective, 3 credits required:

  • ARTS MGT 257  Arts in the Community, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 219    UWGB Meets NYC: New York Theatre Trip, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 220    Stage Management, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 223    Computer Applications for Theatre, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 224    Introduction to Theatre Design, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 233    Voice for the Actor I, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 298    Independent Study, 1-4 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

  • ALL Theatre majors are required to fulfill a Play Reading requirement by the spring semester of the senior year.

History/literature, 3 courses required:

  • THEATRE 309    Theatre History I: Greek to Elizabethan, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 310    Theatre History II: 17th Century to Realism, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 311    Theatre History III: 20th Century and Contemporary, 3 credits

Directing, required course:

  • THEATRE 351    Directing I, 3 credits

Shop practicum, 4 credits required:

  • THEATRE 338    Production Practicum: Scene Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)
  • THEATRE 339    Production Practicum: Costume Shop, 1 credit (may be repeated)

Theatre practicum, 2 courses required:

  • THEATRE 335    Production Practicum: Crews, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 336    Production Practicum: Cast, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 338    Production Practicum: Scene Shop, 1 credit
  • THEATRE 339    Production Practicum: Costume Shop, 1 credit

Design/technical theatre, one course required:

  • THEATRE 323    Stage Lighting, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 325    Stage Makeup, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 421    Scene Painting, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 422    Costume Crafts, 3 credits
  • THEATRE 426    Sound for Theatre, 3 credits

Electives, 9 credits required:

  • Choose from any 300- or 400-level THEATRE courses
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