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Requirements before Fall 2015

Major and Minor in Theater

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