Theatre

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Cathy A. Fank, Professor - Theatre
Sue Wedan, Senior Lecturer - Theatre
Nick Gosen, Light and Sound Designer
Stephany Anderson, Costume Designer

Theatre Program Top of Page

Theatre has been called the most collaborative of all the arts. It is the emphasis on collaboration that makes the theatre major at UW-Superior unique. Our major prepares students to immediately enter the job market in a variety of careers within the performing arts. Careers are not limited to acting, but also include technical theatre, stage management, community outreach, marketing, public relations, fundraising, audience services, grant writing, and events coordinator/planner. We have an active and growing program emphasizing personal attention and active student participation.

Theatre Major Requirements Top of Page

All students graduating from Communicating Arts/Theatre receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree instead of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.  Communicating/Theatre students are exempt from the two semesters of a second language requirement to earn the B.A. (as approved by Faculty Senate February, 21, 2012).

NOTE: Theatre majors are required to take four, 1-credit practicum (or 1 may be acting). A maximum of 6 credits of practica may be applied toward the requirements for a BA in Theatre. All theatre majors are required to be involved in University Theatre productions, as well as an annual portfolio review.

35 total credits - 15 credits upper-division (300+) minimum required.

Required Courses (19 credits required):

Theatre Appreciation -- 3.00 credits
Beginning Acting for Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Introduction To Technical Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Script Analysis for Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Theatre Portfolio Review -- 0.00 credits
Professional Preparation for Theatre -- 1.00 credits
Theatre Direction -- 3.00 credits
The Design Process -- 3.00 credits
Entrepreneurship -- 3.00 credits
Senior Capstone -- 0.00 credits

Capstone Statement:Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone with consent of advisor (minimum three credits) include: COMM 475, 495, 498- 3.00 credits

Communication Electives (3 credits required):

Introduction to Intercultural Communication -- 3.00 credits
Interpersonal Communication -- 3.00 credits
Communication in Conflict -- 3.00 credits
Group Communication Processes -- 3.00 credits

Business Electives (3 credits required):

Principles of Advertising -- 3.00 credits

or

Public Relations -- 3.00 credits

Required Practicum (Four 1 credit practicums are required, only 1 may be in acting for a total of 4 credits):

Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits

or

Advanced Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits

Electives (3 credits required):

Theatre Appreciation -- 3.00 credits
Beginning Acting for Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Advanced Acting -- 3.00 credits
Oral Interpretation -- 3.00 credits
History of Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Theatrical Stage Management -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Leadership Training for Theatre -- 2.00 credits
Advanced Internship -- 3.00 - 12.00 credits
Independent Study -- 1.00 - 6.00 credits

Theatre Minor Requirements Top of Page

22 total credits - 9 credits upper-division (300+) minimum required.

Theatre minors may take up to 3 credits of practica that may be applied toward the requirements for the minor.

Required Theatre courses (13 credits required):

Theatre Appreciation -- 3.00 credits

or

Beginning Acting for Theatre -- 3.00 credits

Introduction To Technical Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Script Analysis for Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Theatre Portfolio Review -- 0.00 credits
Professional Preparation for Theatre -- 1.00 credits
Theatre Direction -- 3.00 credits

Electives (9 credits required):

Theatre Appreciation -- 3.00 credits

or

Beginning Acting for Theatre -- 3.00 credits

Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Advanced Acting -- 3.00 credits
Professional Preparation for Theatre -- 1.00 credits
Oral Interpretation -- 3.00 credits
History of Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Theatrical Stage Management -- 3.00 credits
Special Topics in Theatre -- 3.00 credits
The Design Process -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Leadership Training for Theatre -- 2.00 credits

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  • Communication: Students will apply modes, styles, and conventions of communication appropriate to the work and the audience
  • Individual and Social Responsibility: Students will practice healthy interdependence and mutual respect through teamwork
  • Creative and Critical Thinking: Students will consider multiple perspectives to produce original work