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Theatre Major

Theatre Minor 

Bachelor of Fine Arts -- Theatre Major

     Performance Concentration

     Design and Technical Production Concentration 

 

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Theatre

 

Faculty and Academic Staff

Micheal Barbee, Lecturer  

Cathy A. Fank, Assistant Professor

Brian Matuszak, Lecturer

Stewart Platner, Professor

Sue Walberg, Lecturer 

 

Degree Programs

Theatre

          Bachelor of Arts

          Bachelor of Science

          Bachelor of Fine Arts (Liberal Arts)

 

Note: Production, rehearsal, or laboratory work is required in many courses in this department. (A maximum of six semester credits of practica/independent study may be applied toward the requirements for any B.A. or B.S. major or minor.) Additional practica/independent study credits may be elected and applied toward graduation but do not count toward the major or minor.  

 

Credit by Examination Policy

It is the policy of the Department of Communicating Arts that performance courses are not appropriate for credit by examination. This policy includes Communicating Arts 110 and 370, which are public speaking courses, and performance courses in drama and mass communication. In all non-performance courses, each faculty member decides whether credit by examination is appropriate for the course for which the faculty member is responsible.

      

Theatre Major  

Portfolio Statement: All theatre majors, as part of their program of study, are expected to start and maintain an artistic portfolio of materials. These materials should include resume and other visual/performance materials appropriate to their program concentration.

 

A minimum of 34 credits to include:

COMM 122  Theatre Appreciation.................................................3 credits  

COMM 125  Beginning Acting........................................................3 credits

COMM 180  Introduction to Technical Theatre...............................3 credits

COMM 226(Sec. 1 or 2) Professional Preparation..........................2 credits

COMM 285(Sec. 1 or 2) Theatre History.......................................3 credits

COMM 365  Theatre Direction I.....................................................3 credits

COMM 377-1  Special Topics in Theatre-Box Office Practices.......2 credits  

COMM 377-2  Special Topics in Theatre-Stage Management.........2 credits 

COMM 388  Elements of Design....................................................3 credits 

COMM 491  Capstone Participation...............................................0 credit   

                                                                                                                                                                

Capstone Statement:  Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone experience with consent of advisor (minimum three credits) include: COMM 475, 495, 498. .................................................................3 credits

 

Select four credits from among the following: 

COMM 191  Practicum..................................................................3 credits

COMM 224  Character Analysis Studio..........................................3 credits

COMM 273  Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation of Literature........3 credits

COMM 281  Advanced Technical Theatre (any section)..................3 credits

COMM 285  Theatre History (alternate section only).......................3 credits

COMM 366  Theatre Direction II....................................................3 credits

COMM 377  Special Topics in Theatre (other than sec. 1 or 2)........2 credits

COMM 391  Advanced Practicum..................................................3 credits

COMM 392  Leadership.................................................................2 credits

COMM 427  Advanced Acting Studio.............................................3 credits

 

Choose one from the following courses for three credits:

COMM 211  Interpersonal Communication.....................................3 credits

COMM 370  Communicating in Organizations.................................3 credits

COMM 376  Group Communication Processes...............................3 credits

 

Theatre Minor                                         

A minimum of 22 credits to include:

COMM 122  Theatre Appreciation..............................................3 credits

COMM 125  Beginning Acting.....................................................3 credits

COMM 180  Introduction to Technical Theatre............................3 credits

COMM 285  Theatre History.......................................................3 credits

COMM 365  Theatre Direction I................................................. 3 credits

 

Select seven credits from the following:

COMM 191  Practicum..................................................................3 credits

COMM 224  Character Analysis Studio.........................................3 credits 

COMM 273  Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation of Literature.......3 credits

COMM 281  Advanced Technical Theatre  (any section)................3 credits

COMM 285  Theatre History  (alternate section only).....................3 credits        

COMM 366  Theatre Direction II...................................................3 credits

COMM 377-1  Special Topics in Theatre-Box Office Practices.......2 credits

COMM 377-2  Special Topics in Theatre-Stage Management.........2 credits

COMM 388  Elements of Design I..................................................3 credits

COMM 391  Advanced Practicum..................................................3 credits  

COMM 427  Advanced Acting Studio............................................3 credits

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Theatre Major

Requirements: The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre is a 54-credit comprehensive major with a chosen emphasis in one of the two concentrations. BFA candidates are expected to be actively involved in University Theatre productions in order to gain sufficient experience to build an appropriate portfolio.

 

To gain entrance into the BFA program, the prospective student must:

1) Be recommended by his or her advisor; and

 

2) Have a minimum of 24 semester credits in the General Education requirements to include all requirements in the General Education core with the exception of any senior assessment requirement; and

 

3) Show sufficient portfolio work to show their potential as a BFA candidate.

To maintain their degree candidacy, BFA candidates will undergo an annual review of their portfolios by the theatre faculty.

         

Performance Concentration   

A minimum of 54 credits to include:

COMM 122  Theatre Appreciation......................................................3 credits

COMM 125  Beginning Acting.............................................................3 credits

COMM 180  Introduction to Technical Theatre....................................3 credits

COMM 224  Character Analysis Studio...............................................3 credits

COMM 226  Professional Preparation.................................................2 credits

COMM 285  Theatre History ..............................................................3 credits

COMM 365  Theatre Direction I..........................................................3 credits

COMM 366  Theatre Direction II........................................................3 credits

COMM 377-1  Special Topics in Theatre-Box Office Practices............2 credits

COMM 377-2  Special Topics in Theatre-Stage Management .............2 credits

COMM 388  Elements of Design I........................................................3 credits

COMM 392  Leadership .....................................................................2 credits

COMM 427  Advanced Acting Studio..................................................3 credits

COMM 491  Capstone Participation.....................................................0 credit

 

Capstone Statement: Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone experience with consent of advisor (minimum three credits) include: COMM 475, 495, 498.                       3 credits

 

Select 13 credits from among the following:

COMM 191  Practicum.......................................................................3 credits

COMM 261  Principles of Video Production........................................3 credits

COMM 273  Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation of Literature.............3 credits

COMM 285  Theatre History (alternate section only)............................3 credits

COMM 377  Special Topics in Theatre (different sections)....................2 credits

COMM 391  Advanced Practicum.......................................................3 credits

COMM 468  Media Performance and Direction...................................3 credits

 

Choose one from the following courses for three credits:

COMM 211  Interpersonal Communication    

or   

COMM 370  Communicating in Organizations

or         

COMM 376  Group Communication Processes .........................................3 credits

 

Design and Technical Production Concentration 

A minimum of 54 credits to include:

COMM 122  Theatre Appreciation....................................................3 credits

COMM 125  Beginning Acting...........................................................3 credits

COMM 180  Introduction to Technical Theatre..................................3 credits

COMM 226  Professional Preparation...............................................2 credits

COMM 281-1  Advanced Technical Theatre.....................................3 credits

COMM 281-2  Advanced Technical Theatre.....................................3 credits

COMM 285  Theatre History............................................................3 credits

COMM 365  Theatre Direction I.......................................................3 credits

COMM 377-1  Special Topics in Theatre-Box Office Practices.........2 credits

COMM 377-2  Special Topics in Theatre-Stage Management...........2 credits     

COMM 388  Elements of Design.......................................................3 credits

ART 101  Introduction to Art-Drawing Section Only..........................3 credits

COMM 491 Capstone Participation...................................................0 credit

                    

Capstone Statement: Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone experience with consent of advisor (minimum three credits) include: COMM 475, 495, 498.                     3 credits

                    

Select 15 credits from among the following:

COMM 191  Practicum .......................................................3 credits

COMM 261  Principles of Video Production.........................3 credits

COMM 285  Theatre History (alternate section only).............3 credits

COMM 377  Special Topics in Theatre (different sections)....2 credits  

COMM 392  Leadership Training (different sections).............2 credits

ART 221  Art History Survey................................................3 credits

ART 222  Art History Survey................................................3 credits         

   

Choose one from the following courses for three credits:

COMM 211  Interpersonal Communication

or                     

COMM 370  Communicating in Organizations             

COMM 376  Group Communication Processes...................3 credits

 

See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.