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Note: Production, rehearsal, or laboratory work is required in many courses in theatre. (A maximum of six semester credits of practica/independent study may be applied toward the requirements for any B.A. or B.S. major. A maximum of three semester credits of practica/independent study credits may be applied toward the requirements for the minor.) Additional practica/independent study credits may be elected and applied toward graduation but do not count toward the major or minor. Student involvement in University Theatre productions is required.

Theatre Major


Portfolio Statement: All theatre majors, as part of their program of study, are expected to maintain a portfolio. These portfolios will include a resume and performance materials appropriate to their program. Portfolios will be reviewed annually.

A minimum of 34 credits to include:


Required courses (28 credits)


COMM 125     Beginning Acting for Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 180     Introduction to Technical Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 185     Production Analysis for Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 226     Professional Preparation for Theatre (repeatable) - 1 credit
COMM 281     Advanced Technical Theatre (any section)- 3 credits
COMM 285     History of Theatre through the 17th Century - 3 credits
or
COMM 286     History of Theatre from Late 17th to 19th Century - 3 credits
or
COMM 287     History of Modern Theatre from the 19th Century - 3 credits
COMM 365     Theatre Direction I  - 3 credits
COMM 375     Theatrical Stage Management - 3 credits
COMM 388     Elements of Design for Theatre - 3 credits        
COMM 491     Capstone Participation - 0 credit

Capstone Statement: Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone experience with consent of advisor (minimum three credits) include: COMM 475, 495, 498 - 3 credits


Plus six credits from the following: 


COMM 191     Practicum - 1-3 credits
COMM 224     Character Analysis for Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 226     Professional Preparation for Theatre 1 credit
COMM 273     Oral Interpretation - 3 credits
COMM 281     Advanced Technical Theatre (alternate section only) - 3 credits
COMM 285     History of Theatre through 17th Century (alternate courses only) - 3 credits
or
COMM 286     History of Theatre from Late 17th Century up to 19th Century - 3 credits
or
COMM 287     History of Modern Theatre from 19th Century - 3 credits
COMM 366     Theatre Direction II  - 3 credits
COMM 377     Special Topics in Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 391     Advanced Practicum - 1-3 credits     
COMM 392     Leadership -  2 credits
COMM 488     Advanced Design for Theatre - 3 credits


Theatre Minor


(22 credits)

Portfolio Statement: All theatre minors, as part of their program of study, are expected to maintain a portfolio. These portfolios will include a resume and performance materials appropriate to their program. Portfolios will be reviewed annually.

Required courses (16 credits)


COMM 125     Beginning Acting for Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 180     Introduction to Technical Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 185     Production Analysis for Theatre - 3 credits        
COMM 226     Professional Preparation for Theatre  - 1 credit
COMM 285     History of Theatre through 17th Century (alternate courses only) - 3 credits
or
COMM 286     History of Theatre from Late 17thCentury up to 19th Century - 3 credits
or
COMM 287     History of Modern Theatre from 19th Century - 3 credits
COMM 365     Theatre Direction I  - 3 credits

Plus six credits from the following:


COMM 191     Practicum  - 3 credits
COMM 224     Character Analysis for Theatre - 3 credits
COMM 273     Oral Interpretation - 3 credits
COMM 281     Advanced Technical Theatre (any section)  - 3 credits
COMM 285     History of Theatre through 17th Century (alternate courses only) - 3 credits
or
COMM 286     History of Theatre from Late 17th Century up to 19th Century - 3 credits
or
COMM 287     History of Modern Theatre from 19th Century - 3 credits
COMM 366     Theatre Direction II - 3 credits
COMM 377     Special Topics in Theatre  3 credits
COMM 391     Advanced Practicum - 3 credits
COMM 392     Leadership - 2 credits

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