- Faculty and Staff
- Theatre Program
- Theatre Major Requirements
- Theatre Minor Requirements
- Student Learning Outcomes
Cathy A. Fank, Professor - Theatre
Sue Wedan, Senior Lecturer - Theatre
Nick Gosen, Light and Sound Designer
Stephany Anderson, Costume Designer
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.
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):
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):
Business Electives (3 credits required):
Required Practicum (Four 1 credit practicums are required, only 1 may be in acting for a total of 4 credits):
Electives (3 credits required):
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):
Electives (9 credits required):
- 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