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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major

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The Theatre Arts with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major is designed for students preparing to teach at the early childhood and elementary levels. The theatre arts portion of this program consists of 41 credits and production participations to complete the B.S. degree in Theatre Arts. Participation in college theatrical productions and departmental work calls is required.

Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Theatre Arts and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year. Students in this program are exempt from the Theatre Internship requirement.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

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 (two 0-credit labs and six 1-credit labs):

  • 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:

Theatre Arts Elective Courses

Theatre Arts students who are pursuing Inclusive Certification must take one three-credit theatre elective at the 200 level and one three-credit theatre elective at the 300/400 level.

In most cases, students must select the theatre electives that are designated as liberal arts courses in order to earn enough liberal arts credits for the bachelor of science degree.

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors

Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major 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 Majors with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Science Credits: 4
  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 8
  • Movement and Dance Course Credits: 0-3
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

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Sophomore Year

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Senior Year

  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)
  • Theatre Arts Elective (300/400 level) Credits: 3

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