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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

32 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements (22 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-140 Stagecraft 3 credits
THE-140L Stage Craft Lab 1 credits
THE-201 Play Analysis 3 credits
THE-215 Acting Fundamentals 3 credits
THE-490 Theatre Senior Project 1 credits
THE-491 Theatre Senior Project 2 credits
THE-ELEC- Theatre Elective Coursework 9 credits

 

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

 

Complete 2 courses from the following (1 credit):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHPA-124 Yoga  
HHPA-132 Karate I  
HHPA-140 Ballet I  
HHPA-142 Jazz Dance I  
HHPA-144 Rhythmic Skills  

 

Complete 1 course from the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-320 Theatre History I 3 credits
THE-321 Theatre History II 3 credits

 

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-240 Theatre Ensemble 1 credits
THE-302 Applied Theatre: Lighting 1 credits
THE-303 Applied Theatre: Costuming 1 credits
THE-306 Applied Theatre: Scenery 1 credits

 

THE-240 and THE-241: May be repeated for credits, 6 credits preferred.

Participation in Mainstage productions is expected.

 

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

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16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-115 Theatre Appreciation 3 credits
THE-140 Stagecraft 3 credits
THE-140L Stage Craft Lab 1 credits
THE-215 Acting Fundamentals 3 credits
THE-398 Theatre Minor Capstone Writing Project 1 credits

 

Complete 2 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-240 Theatre Ensemble 1 credits

 

THE-240: Take twice earning 1 credit each time

 

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
THE-201 Play Analysis 3 credits
THE-216 Voice and Diction 3 credits
THE-250 Scenic Painting 3 credits
THE-291 Stage Combat 3 credits
THE-310 Costume Design 3 credits
THE-311 Lighting Design 3 credits
THE-316 Acting Period Styles 3 credits
THE-320 Theatre History I 3 credits
THE-321 Theatre History II 3 credits
THE-340 Scenic Design 3 credits
THE-355 Acting Shakespeare 3 credits
THE-390 Acting Creative Drama 3 credits

 

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

Students who wish to certify to teach theatre (drama) in secondary schools must take five additional credits of theatre, complete a first teaching field (major) in a state-approved College of Idaho program, and the Education Minor in the Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK in preparation for the internship year. Please consult with the Education Department for specifics.

 

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