Requirements

  • Major and Minor in Theater

    Students who started at the College in Spring 2009 or earlier have a different set of requirements listed below the current requirements for the Major and Minor in Theater. (See requirements for students who entered the College: Fall 2008-Spring 2009 or Spring 2008 or earlier)

    Major in Theater

    At least 10 credits

    • Theater 120: Acting I
    • Theater 130:  Origins & Theories of Theater
    • Theater 230: History of Drama I: Greeks to Shakespeare
    • Theater 231: History of Drama II: Moliere to Chekhov 
    • Theater 200: Technical Theater Practicum – 3 semesters for 1/4 credit each
      • section 01: Management
      • section 02: Front of House
      • section 03: Technical/Backstage
      • section 04: Costumes, Makeup, and Hair
    • Theater 205: Artistic Theater Practicum – 1 semester for 1/4 credit
      • section 01: Audience Development
      • section 02: Stage Performance
      • section 03: Assistant Designer
      • section 04: Dramaturgy
      • section 05: Assistant Directing
    • 2 courses, at least 1 at the 200-level or higher, chosen from the following list:
      • Theater 220 Acting II: Realism
      • Theater 222 Voice and Diction
      • Theater 224 Performance Art Techniques
      • Theater 225 Acting for the Camera
      • Theater 226 Improvisational Techniques
      • Theater 255 Dramaturgy
      • Theater 260 Design for the Stage: Designing Ideas
      • Theater 270 Playwriting
    • 1 course from the following list:
      • Theater 235 Topics in 20th Century Theater
      • Theater 236 Shakespeare
      • Theater 237 Women in Theater
      • Theater 241 African-American Drama & Theater
      • Theater 242 Violence in Theater and Film
      • Theater 250 Exploring Chicago Stages
      • Theater 251 Introduction to Performance Studies
      • Theater 252 World Performance
      • Theater 257 Theater Criticism
    • 2 Theater courses at the 300-level that combine practice and literature
    • the Senior Studies Requirement can be met in 1 of the following ways:
      • Theater 480: Senior Seminar
      • Theater 492: Senior Project
      • Theater 494: Senior Thesis

    Minor in Theater

    At least 6 credits

    • Theater 230: History of Drama I: Greeks to Shakespeare
    • Theater 231: History of Drama II: Moliere to Chekhov 
    • 1 Theater course at the 300-level that combine practice and literature
    • at least 3 additional Theater courses
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