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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Major with Adolescence Certification in English


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Students in the Theatre Arts program pursue courses that include an introduction to all phases of theatre arts, academic as well as studio. This exposure provides a broad foundation in theatre 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:

Production Labs


Students take 8 production labs from four different areas for a total of 6 credits:

  • Acting
  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Costume Crew
  • Dramaturgy
  • House Management
  • 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).  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 - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 3
  • Math and Science Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 7
  • Movement Course Credits: 0
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Summer Between Freshman and Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 6

Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 3
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway
  • Theatre Arts 200-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  • Movement Course Credits: 0

As well as:

Junior Year


  • Integrative Studies (IS) 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 - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 3
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0

As well as:

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