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Department of Communication and Theatre


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The degree Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre is a broad, general education experience as well as an introduction to major facets of theatre performance, production, design, history and literature.  Majors are required to audition for productions and contribute to all productions, either as cast members or as production crew members; they will normally be enrolled in TH 272 or TH 472 for each production on which they work.  To be eligible for production assignments, students must meet academic eligibility standards as established by the department.  In addition, the B.A. in theatre is an appropriate degree leading to graduate work in theatre or related fields, such as arts administration, law, public relations, or the ministry.

TOTAL NUMBER OF THEATRE HOURS REQUIRED FOR BA IN THEATRE: 34

REQUIRED COURSES (25 hours):
TH 121 Acting I (3)                                           
TH 131 Stagecraft (4)                                          
TH 221 Acting II* (3)
TH 341 Play Production (3)
TH 350 Introduction to Theatrical Design (3)
TH 381 Survey of Dramatic Literature (3)
TH 426 Play Directing (3)
TH 457 Scene Design (3)

REQUIRED COURSE OPTIONS (9 hours)
TH 210 Movement for Actors (3) -OR- TH 223 Voice and Diction (3)
TH 351 History of Costume and Décor (3)  -OR- TH 454 Costume Design (3)
TH 390 History of the Theatre I (3) -OR- TH 391 History of the Theatre II (3)

REQUIRED SECOND PROGRAM OF STUDY .
Students complete a second program of study from 15 to 30 hours in another discipline of their choice.

For more information about this program, contact Stephen Catt, Chair, Department of Communication and Theatre; Susan J Mai, SAC advisor; or any academic advisor in theatre; at (620) 341-5256.

Revised Spring 2007.


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