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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Major with Adolescence Certification in English

Students in the theatre arts program pursue courses that include an introduction to all phases of theater arts, academic as well as studio. This exposure provides a broad foundation in theater history and dramatic literature, production styles, and design, along with practical experience in performance studies. Electives allowing limited areas of concentration and project courses in the senior year are designed for study in specialized areas under direct faculty supervision.

Students who elect to pursue teacher certification as a part of this program take special instruction in teaching methods and philosophy through the English department, in addition to their required coursework in the education department. In order to be eligible for the Professional Semester (student teaching), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Theatre Arts Core

Students in the Theatre Arts department are required to take the following core courses:

Movement Courses

Students select two movement courses from the following:

Production Labs

Students take five one credit production labs from four different areas:

  • Acting
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Costume Crew
  • Scenic
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Props
  • Make-up
  • Special Project
  • Stage Management


Additional Theatre Arts Requirements

Theatre Arts students must complete the following additional courses:

English Requirements

Students must complete the following English courses in order to qualify for Adolescence Certification in English:

Literature Courses

Students must complete the following:
  • One ENGL upper-division elective

English Education Requirements

In addition to the Literature requirements above, students must complete the following English Education courses:

Required Theatre Arts Elective Courses

Theatre Arts majors must complete six credits in theatre electives. One elective must be from the 200 level and the other elective from the 300/400 level.  These electives allow for limited specialization within the program concentration.

Note: Any course already taken as a requirement may not also be counted as an elective.

Adolescence Education Requirements

See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Adolescence Education  for course requirements.

Theatre Arts Senior Experience

The Senior Experience for Theatre majors consists of a required seminar (THA 452- Seminar in Theatre with a zero-credit internship).  In this course, the students reflect on their major experience, and they are given opportunities to integrate material from theatre and other core areas of the college experience.  A final project is required in some phase of production, design or theory.

Sample Program for Theatre Arts Major with Adolescence Certification in English

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Math and Science Perspectives I Credits: 7
  • Movement Course Credits: 0

As well as:

Summer Between Freshman and Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 6


Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Math or Science Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Theatre Arts 200-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  • Movement Course Credits: 0
As well as:

Junior Year

  • Perspectives II Credits: 6
  • Upper Division English (Shakespeare) Credits: 3
  • Upper Division Theatre Arts (300/400 Level) Credits: 3
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
As well as:

Senior Year

  • Upper Division English (American Literature) Credits: 3
  • Upper Division English (Perspectives II) Credits: 3
  • Theatre Arts Lab (1 required) Credits: 1
  • Perspectives I Credits: 3

As well as: