Majors & Minors in Theatre Arts
Required of all Theatre Arts majors:
- 50 to 61 credit hours required by the General College Curriculum,
- 29 credit hours of the Theatre Arts Core Classes
- Choose either the Theatre Arts or the Drama & Christian Ministry Curriculum
Theatre Arts Core Classes
- THEA 113 Vocal Performance or 115 Public Speaking (3)
- THEA 220 &221 Stagecraft & Stagecraft Lab (4)
- THEA 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231 Practicum: work on productions
- THEA 241 Acting (3)
- THEA 242 Directing (3)
- THEA 321 Scene Design (3) or 323/320 Stage Lighting (4)
- THEA 331 & 332 Theatre History (6)
- THEA 329 Costume Construction (3)
Theatre Arts Curriculum (CIP 50.0501)?
- 18 credit hours of THEA elective courses,
- 20 to 31 hours of General Elective courses.
Drama & Christian Ministry Curriculum (CIP 50.0599)
- College Curriculum (to include RELG 202 (New Testament) and RELG 212 (Old
- RELG 226 Introduction to Christian Ministry (3)
- RELG 236 Church History (3)
- RELG 222 Christian Beliefs or 224 Christian Ethics (3)
- RELG 340 Family (3)
- RELG 362 Youth Ministries (3)
- MUSC 427 Music for Children (3)
- THEA 272 Puppetry (3)
- THEA 292 Stage Management (3)
- THEA 301 Theatrical Production in a Church Environment (3)
- THEA 342 Advanced Directing (3)
- 3 to 19 hours of General Elective courses.
Minor requirements ?
- 10 or 11 credit hours of core courses
- Choose 2 of the following
- Thea 113 Vocal Performance
- Thea 242 Directing
- Thea 261 Playwriting
- Thea 301 Theatrical Production in Church Environment
- Thea 331 or 332 Theatre History
- Thea 321 Scene Design or Thea 325 Costume Design or
- Thea 323/320 Stage Lighting and Lab
- 6 credit hours of THEA elective courses.
Two primary concentrations are offered : 1) Theatre Arts 2) Drama & Christian Ministry
Within theatre arts, students can choose and emphasis, the most popular are Acting and Technical Theatre, however students can develop their own emphasis in several theatre interest areas (ex. Theatre management, directing, musical theatre)
Internships are available; while they are not required they are strongly suggested during the summer of your freshman or sophomore year. Students are primarily responsible for finding an internship, but are encouraged to work with their advisor to secure one. Many local theatres take interns, as well as theatres across the country. It is recommended that summers in your junior and senior years be spent working in summer theatres.