Requirements of the Theater Major
NOTE: Effective Spring 2018, the Theater major is no longer available and may not be declared. Interested students should refer to the Theater and Dance major.
Introduction to the Fields (2 courses)
The Materials of the Spectacle (2 courses)
Embodied Research: Histories, Methods, Praxes (2 courses)
Depth of Expertise (2 courses)
Two (2) courses chosen in consultation with the academic advisor, which allow the student to prepare for a capstone project in an area of emphasis: acting; design; theatre and performance studies; stage management; playwrighting; technical theatre; directing.
Other regularly-offered courses in theatre and dance may be taken by students toward the development of an emphasis in the major. The range of courses here includes:
Advanced Theatre Scholarship (1 course)
Advanced Production and Collaboration
THDA 490 - Capstone: Senior Research Collective
A variable-credit (1-4) year long seminar for all THDA majors in advanced research and production techniques.
To complete the Major in Theatre, three 1-credit practicum credits must be earned during the student’s four years and be distributed among several areas, to maximize skills development and experience in: performance (acting, dancing), craft (costume, lighting, sound, scenic, props), management (stage management, production management, running crew) and creative development (choreography, assistant directing, dramaturgy, design). These practicum credits are academic credits, graded, and earned in production settings where there are syllabi, learning contracts and grading rubrics.
1. THDA 75 - Practicum in Performance or THDA 76 - Practicum in Scenery/Lighting/Costume Construction
2. THDA 77 - Practicum in Running Crew
3. THDA 78 - Practicum in Advanced Production Techniques
4. THDA 79 - Practicum in Choreography