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Overview

C of I's Theatre and Speech Arts program offers numerous opportunities for students to express their creativity and rhetorical skills.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Be active in the College's schedule of theatrical productions and renowned speech and debate team.
  • Explore opportunities in acting, stagecraft, directing, theatre history, stage makeup, play analysis, film studies, and applied theatre.
  • Embrace mentorship from professors who work professionally within the industries.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Theatre Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

39 credits

Theatre Core (27 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-110Play Reading & Discussion1 credits
THE-140Stagecraft3 credits
THE-140LStage Craft Lab1 credits
THE-201Play Analysis3 credits
THE-211Costume Skills2 credits
THE-212Theatrical Design Foundations
THE-215Acting Fundamentals3 credits
THE-240Theatre Ensemble1 credits
THE-490Theatre Senior Project1 credits
THE-491Theatre Senior Project2 credits

THE-110 should be taken twice for a total of 2 credits. THE-240 should be taken four times for a total of 4 credits.

Participation in all Mainstage productions by Theatre Majors is expected.

THE-490: Fall Offering ~ THE-491: Winter Offering

Theatre History (3 credits)

Complete one course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-320Theatre History I3 credits
THE-321Theatre History II3 credits

Performance Courses (6 credits)

Complete two of the following courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-216Voice and Diction3 credits
THE-271Acting for the Camera and Voiceover2 credits
THE-291Stage Combat3 credits
THE-315Principles of Directing3 credits
THE-316Acting Period Styles3 credits
THE-355Acting Shakespeare3 credits
THE-390Creative Drama3 credits
THE-415Advanced Acting3 credits

Design/Technology Courses (6 credits)

Complete two of the following courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-210Stage Makeup3 credits
THE-250Scenic Painting3 credits
THE-260Stage Management3 credits
THE-310Costume Design3 credits
THE-311Lighting Design3 credits
THE-340Scenic Design3 credits

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Theatre Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-110 Play Reading & Discussion 1 credits
THE-115 Theatre Appreciation 3 credits
THE-140 Stagecraft 3 credits
THE-140L Stage Craft Lab 1 credits
THE-212 Theatrical Design Foundations  
THE-215 Acting Fundamentals 3 credits
THE-398 Theatre Minor Capstone Writing Project 1 credits

 

Participation in Mainstage productions is highly recommended for the student to gain valuable experience and practical knowledge of theatre production.

 

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