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Theatre Major

Theatre Minor


 

Theatre

 

Faculty and Academic Staff

Cathy A. Fank, Associate Professor

Stewart Platner, Professor

Sue Walberg, Senior Lecturer 

 

Degree Programs

Theatre

          Bachelor of Arts

          Bachelor of Science

 

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. Portfolios may be reviewed annually.

 

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 185 Production Analysis                                                                     2 credits

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

COMM 285(Sec. 1, 2 or 3) 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

COMM 468 Media Performance and Direction                                                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

 

See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.