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Theatre


2012-2014 Catalog

Theatre

Faculty and Staff

Cathy A. Fank, Associate Professor - Theatre
Mark Spitzer, Assistant Professor - Theatre
Sue Wedan, Senior Lecturer - Theatre

Theatre Program

Theatre is often called, the most collaborative of all the arts. In that spirit, UW-Superior's Theatre Program is dedicated to offering a diverse range of courses that prepare students for rewarding careers. This hands-on approach prepares graduates for employment not only in the theatrical discipline, but also for work in fields as diverse as teaching, tourism, sales, advertising, human resources and radio and television.

Theatre at UW-Superior is an active and growing program. Our students actively participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) as well as other regional and national theatre organizations.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Producing creative, innovative work
  2. Clearly articulate and reflect on learning process in writing
  3. Ability to negotiate social interactions and collaborations required during project

Theatre Major Requirements

34 total credits

Required Theatre courses (22 credits required):

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 220 Theatre Portfolio Review -- 0 credits
COMM 226 Professional Preparation forTheatre (repeatable) -- 1 credit
COMM 285 History of Theatre through the 17th Century OR COMM 286 History of Theatre from Late 17th to 19th Century -- 3 credits
COMM 365 Theatre Direction I -- 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

Communication Electives (3 credits required):

COMM 211 Interpersonal Communication -- 3 credits
COMM 332 Communication in Conflict -- 3 credits
COMM 376 Group Communication Processes -- 3 credits
COMM 467 Advanced Intercultural Communication -- 3 credits

Electives (9 credits required):

COMM 122 Theatre Appreciation -- 3 credits
COMM 191 Practicum -- 1-3 credits
COMM 224 Character Analysis for Theatre -- 3 credits
COMM 226 Professional Preparation for Theatre -- 1 credit
COMM 245 Voice and Articulation -- 3 credits
COMM 273 Oral Interpretation -- 3 credits
COMM 281 Advanced Technical Theatre (alternate section only) -- 3 credits
 
COMM 285 History of Theatre, Ancient to Realism -- 3 credits
OR
COMM 286 History of Theatre, Realism thru Contemporary -- 3 credits
 
COMM 366 Theatre Direction II -- 3 credits
COMM 375 Theatrical Stage Management -- 3 credits
COMM 377 Special Topics in Theatre -- 3 credits
COMM 391 Advanced Practicum -- 1-3 credits
COMM 392 Leadership -- 2 credits
COMM 475 Internship -- 3-9 credits
COMM 498 Independent Study -- 1-6 credits
ENGL 311 Shakespeare I -- 3 credits
ENGL 312 Shakespeare II -- 3 credits

Theatre Minor Requirements

22 total credits

Required Theatre courses (16 credits required):

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 220 Theatre Portfolio Review -- 0 credits
COMM 226 Professional Preparation for Theatre -- 1 credit
 
COMM 285 History of Theatre, Ancient to Realism -- 3 credits
OR
COMM 286 History of Theatre, Realism thru Contemporary -- 3 credits
 
COMM 365 Theatre Direction I -- 3 credits

Electives (6 credits required):

COMM 122 Theatre Appreciation -- 3 credits
COMM 191 Practicum -- 3 credits
COMM 224 Character Analysis for Theatre -- 3 credits
COMM 226 Professional Preparation for Theatre -- 1 credit
COMM 245 Voice and Articulation -- 3 credits
COMM 273 Oral Interpretation -- 3 credits
COMM 281 Advanced Technical Theatre (any section) -- 3 credits
 
COMM 285 History of Theatre, Ancient to Realsim -- 3 credits
OR
COMM 286 History of Theatre, Realism thru Contemporary -- 3 credits
 
COMM 366 Theatre Direction II -- 3 credits
COMM 375 Theatrical Stage Management -- 3 credits
COMM 377 Special Topics in Theatre -- 3 credits
COMM 391 Advanced Practicum -- 1-3 credits
COMM 392 Leadership Training in Theatre -- 2 credits

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