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Theatre Dept Degree Requirements

SCSU offers a B.A. in Theatre. Students may also pursue a theatre minor in conjunction with a major in another field. The department does not offer a graduate degree.

Students must satisfy the degree requirements listed in the undergraduate catalog for the year they matriculate. These requirements may change from year to year. The requirements listed here are for students matriculating in the fall of 2014.

Our B.A. program offers opportunities for students to engage in every facet of theater - from page to stage. Theater students take classes in acting, dancing, elocution, design, technical theater, history, and dramaturgy. And yet they still have the freedom within the curriculum to focus on their studies on areas of interest. Additionally, our students have ample opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in our four-show season where they are closely mentored by our outstanding faculty professionals.

MAJOR

In addition to the general university requirements, Theatre majors must fulfill 40 credits within the department. Majors must take:

  • THR 121 - Introduction to Performance
  • THR 122 - Professional Voice & Speech
  • THR 131 - Principles of Theatrical Design
  • THR 151 - Stagecraft I
  • THR 211-212 - History of Theatre I and II
  • THR 223 - Historic Dance for Actors
  • THR 240 - Dramaturgy
  • THR 296, 396 - Technical Theatre Production I and II (4 credits)
  • An additional 12 elective credits of theatre and/or dramatic literature, approved by the department.

Also, any Theatre major who fails to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in theatre courses will not be allowed to participate in any departmental productions or department sponsored activities.

MINOR 

18 Credits Required
Select one from:

  • THR 121 - Introduction to Performance
  • THR 131 - Principles of Theatrical Design
  • THR 151 - Stagecraft I

Select one from:

  • THR 211 - 212 History of Theatre I and II
  • THR 240 - Dramaturgy

Select one of the following 1 credit course:

  • THR 296 - Technical Theatre Production I
  • THR 396 - Technical Theatre Production II
  • THR 291 - Rehearsal and Performance I
  • THR 391 - Rehearsal and Performance II

Select an additional 11 credits of theatre electives competes the minor. The student is encouraged to seek the advisement of a department member when planning a program.

4 year curricular map

 

Year One

Semester I Semester II
THR 121 Intro to Performance THR 131 Principles of Design
INQ THR 151 Stagecraft
Gen Ed/LEP Gen Ed/LEP
Gen Ed/LEP Gen Ed/LEP
Gen Ed/LEP Gen Ed/LEP
  Gen Ed/LEP

Year Two

Semester I Semester II
THR 122 Professional Voice & Speech THR 240 Dramaturgy
THR 296/396 THR 296/396
THR 223 Historic Dance Theatre Elective
Gen Ed/LEP Gen Ed/LEP
Gen Ed/LEP Gen Ed/LEP
Gen Ed/LEP Gen Ed/LEP

(Students should have finished Tier II during this year)

Year Three

Semester I Semester II
THR 211 History of Theatre THR 212 History Theatre
THR 296.396 as needed THR 296/396 as needed
Theatre Elective Theatre Elective
Language Req Language Req

(Students should be taking a Tier III course, and be finishing up their language requirement, and have at least one W course completed during the year)

Year Four

Semester I Semester II
Theatre Electives Theatre Electives
W Course W Course
Tier III  

 

 

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