Theatre Majors Degree Requirements

Students enrolling as Theatre Arts majors must complete the Theatre Arts major core requirements and one area of emphasis.

Core Requirements
THA 210 Foundation of Theatrical Production 3 credits
THA 220 Acting I: Fundamentals 3 credits
THA 231 Stagecraft 3 credits
THA 250 Theatre Studies I: Origins to Middle Ages 3 credits
THA 251 Theatre Studies II: Renaissance to Mid 19th Century 3 credits
THA 260 Participation in Theatre Arts Activities (1st semester) 1 credit
THA 350 Theatre Studies III: Realism to the Present 3 credits
THA 360 Theatre Arts Practicum (required every semester) 1-3 credits
THA 490 Capstone Project 3 credits
Design/Technical Emphasis
THA 240 Rendering for the Theatre 3 credits
15 credits from the following:
THA 130 Multicultural US Plays:  Acting the Text 3 credits
THA 201 Dramatic Literature and Theatre Arts 3 credits
THA 232 Costume Crafts 3 credits
THA 241 Stage Makeup 3 credits
THA 290 Stage Management 3 credits
THA 330 Scene Painting 3 credits
THA 331 Theatre Technology 3 credits
THA 340 Scenery Design 3 credits
THA 341 Lighting Design 3 credits
THA 342 Sound Design 3 credits
THA 351 World Theatre 3 credits
THA 420 Directing 3 credits
THA 421 Performance Studio 3 credits
THA 440 Costume Design/History 3 credits
THA 450 Internship in Theatre Arts 3-15 credits
THA 470 Symposium in Theatre 3 credits
THA 472 Theatre Management 3 credits
THA 481 Independent Study 3 credits
THA 482 Special Topics in Theatre 3 credits
General Emphasis 
(9 cr. performance/9 cr. design/technical)
THA 130 Multicultural US Plays:  Acting the Text 3 credits
THA 201 Dramatic Literature and Theatre Arts 3 credits
THA 221 Movement for the Stage 3 credits
THA 222 Voice & Diction 3 credits
THA 232 Costume Crafts 3 credits
THA 240 Renderings for Theatre 3 credits
THA 241 Stage Makeup 3 credits
THA 290 Stage Management 3 credits
THA 310 The Actor/Singer 3 credits
THA 320 Acting II: Character 3 credits
THA 321 Acting III: Styles 3 credits
THA 330 Scene Painting 3 credits
THA 331 Theatre Technology 3 credits
THA 340 Scenery Design 3 credits
THA 341 Lighting Design 3 credits
THA 342 Sound Design 3 credits
THA 351 World Theatre 3 credits
THA 420 Directing 3 credits
THA 421 Performance Studio 3 credits
THA 422 Acting IV: Auditions 3 credits
THA 440 Costume Design/History 3 credits
THA 450 Internship in Theatre Arts 3-15 credits
THA 470 Symposium in Theatre 3 credits
THA 471 Playwriting 3 credits
THA 472 Theatre Management 3 credits
THA 481 Independent Study 3 credits
THA 482 Special Topics in Theatre 3 credits
Stage Management Emphasis
THA 290 Stage Management 3 credits
THA 341 Lighting Design 3 credits
THA 342 Sound Design 3 credits
THA 390 Advanced Stage Management (taken twice) 3 credits
THA 420 Directing 3 credits
3 credits from the following:
THA 232 Costume Crafts 3 credits
THA 330 Scene Painting 3 credits
THA 331 Theatre Technology 3 credits
THA 340 Scenery Design 3 credits
THA 421 Performance Studio 3 credits
THA 440 Costume Design/History 3 credits
THA 450 Internship in Theatre Arts 3 credits
THA 470 Symposium in Theatre Arts 3 credits
THA 471 Playwriting 3 credits
THA 472 Theatre Management 3 credits
THA 481 Independent Study 3 credits
THA 482 Special Topics in Theatre 3 credits
     
          Arts Administration Emphasis
THA 376 Economics and the Arts & Entertainment 3 credits
THA 472 Theatre Management 3 credits
ECO 110 Microeconomics and Public Policy 3 credits
MKT 309 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
POL 416 Nonprofit Organizations 3 credits
3 credits from the following:
THA 290 Stage Management 3 credits
THA 450 Internship in the Arts 3 credits
THA 470 Symposium in the Arts 3 credits
THA 481 Independent Study 3 credits
THA 482 Special Topics in Theatre 3 credits
ACC 221 Accounting Principles I 3 credits
Performance Emphasis
THA 222 Voice & Diction 3 credits
THA 320 Acting II: Characterization 3 credits
THA 321 Acting III: Styles 3 credits
9 credits from the following:
THA 130 Multicultural US Plays:  Acting the Text 3 credits
THA 201 Dramatic Literature and Theatre Arts 3 credits
THA 221 Movement for the Stage 3 credits
THA 241 Stage Makeup 3 credits
THA 290 Stage Management 3 credits
THA 310 The Singer/Actor 3 credits
THA 351 World Theatre 3 credits
THA 420 Directing 3 credits
THA 421 Performance Studio 3 credits
THA 422 Acting IV: Auditions 3 credits
THA 440 Costume Design/History 3 credits
THA 470 Symposium in Theatre 3 credits
THA 471 Playwriting 3 credits
THA 481 Independent Study 3 credits
THA 482 Special Topics in Theatre 3 credits
Music Theatre Emphasis
Students must be accepted into the Music Theatre emphasis by audition before declaring it as a major.  Theatre:  Music Theatre majors must enroll as a Music: Music Theatre minor.
THA 221 Movement for the Stage 3 credits
THA 222 Voice & Diction 3 credits
THA 270* Music Theatre Vocal Study  
  *Students may enroll in THA 270 for up to 6 semesters after completing the Applied Voice requirement in their Music minor.  One credit will count toward the major.  
THA 310 The Singer/Actor 3 credits
THA 320 Acting II: Characterization 3 credits
THA 324 Cabaret Performance Workshop 3 credits
DANCE:  4 credits in ESS 100: Music Theatre and Tap are required.  Remaining two credits may be chosen from Ballet, Jazz, and Modern.