Theater

Requirements

  • Major and Minor in Theater

    Students who started at the College in Spring 2015 or earlier have a different set of requirements, located in the left sidebar.

    The requirements for the theater major and minor are designed to give our students a roughly equal balance between the three main areas of study within the theater discipline: 1) acting/writing/directing, 2) theater history/dramaturgy, and 3) technical theater/stagecraft. The following table is designed to give a sense of theme progressions within the major. For specific requirements of the major and minor, see below. 

    Theme Progressions within the Theater Major

    Theme:

    Acting/Writing/Directing

    History/Dramaturgy

    Stagecraft

    Introduction

    120

    230/255

    160

    Development

    220,222,224,226,320/270/375

    231,236,241,337,340

    200, 260

    Capstone

    480, 492, 494

    Major in Theater

    At least 10 credits

    • Theater 120: Acting I: Being on Stage
    • Theater 160: Stagecraft for Stage and Screen
    • Theater 200: Production Practicum – 4 semesters for 1/4 credit each (see Course Descriptions for more information)
    • Theater 230: History of Drama I: Greeks to Shakespeare to Moliere
    • Theater 231: History of Drama II: Modern to Contemporary
    • Theater 260: Design for the Stage
    • Theater 270: Playwriting OR Theater 375: Directing
    • 1 additional course at the 200-level
    • 1 additional course at the 300-level


    The Senior Studies Requirement can be met in one of the following ways:

    • Theater 480: Senior Seminar (offered every other year)
    • Theater 492: Senior Project
    • Theater 494: Senior Thesis

    Minor in Theater

    At least 6 credits

    • Theater 120: Acting I: Being Onstage
    • Theater 160: Stagecraft for Stage and Screen
    • Theater 230: History of Drama I: Greeks to Shakespeare to Moliere
    • Theater 231: History of Drama II: Modern to Contemporary
    • 1 additional course at the 200-level
    • 1 additional course at the 300-level