Theatre and Speech Arts Department Majors

Theatre Major

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Theatre courses are open to all students, regardless of major, provided they satisfy prerequisites and requirements. Theatre productions are also open to the entire student body. The department prepares theatre majors for graduate study, a theatre career, and careers in other fields that benefit from the creative, oral communication, and managerial skills developed by the discipline. Department productions are an integral part of the instructional program, enhance student aesthetic abilities, and enrich the College community and general public.

Theatre Major

32 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

THE-140

Stagecraft and Laboratory

4

THE-201

Play Analysis

3

THE-215

Acting Fundamentals

3

THE-315

Principles of Directing

3

THE-490

Theatre Senior Project (Fall 1 credit/Spring 2 credits)

3

THE-ELEC

Theatre Elective Coursework

6

Complete 1 course from the following:

KPHE-150

Jazz

1

KPHE-150

Ballroom Dance

1

KPHE-150

Rhythmic Skills

1

KPHE-150

Ballet

1

Complete 1 course from the following:

THE-320

Theatre History I

3

THE-321

Theatre History II

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

THE-240

Theatre Ensemble (may be repeated for credit)*

1

THE-302

Applied Theatre: Lighting

1

THE-303

Applied Theatre: Costuming

1

THE-306

Applied Theatre: Scenery

1

Notes

*6 credits of THE-240 preferred.

Participation in Mainstage productions is expected.