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Loyola University Maryland    
 
    
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Fine Arts, Theatre Concentration, B.A.


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Learning Aims

Students with a theatre concentration will demonstrate a mastery in the following areas:

  • An advanced literacy in the terminology, conventions, and collaborative methodology of theatre, including knowledge of theatre practice, as well as the methodology, historiography, and conventions of the theatre scholar
  • Historical, literary, and theoretical literacy defined as an ability to identify and recognize the major periods of theatre history from ancient Greek theatre to contemporary world theatre, and familiarity with wide array of performance styles and dramatic genres, as well as knowledge of the representative works and playwrights of each genre, major movements in dramatic theory, and representative discourses
  • A heightened aesthetic sensibility through participation in the interpretive creative process of live theatre in a variety of different capacities and critical reflection on the work of others, as well as a mastery of textual analysis utilizing plays as dynamic blueprints for theatrical action and cultural expression
  • Communication and information literacy, defined as the ability to conduct scholarly research in the discipline, including the use of scholarly sources and academic databases, the understanding of primary and secondary sources, and the ability to construct and sustain an argument supported by critical sources and communicate that argument to a defined audience via oral or written means

Requirements for the Major


Requirements for the major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


Sophomore Year


Spring Term


Junior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • DR 354 - Acting II
  • Upper-Division Theatre Performance Course
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
  • Theology Core
  • Theatre Elective
  • Nondepartmental Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


Notes:


  1. Fine arts majors with a theatre concentration must take seven required courses (DR 100 , DR 250 , DR 251 , DR 254 , DR 350 , DR 351 , DR 374 ) and four theatre electives. They must also complete three one-credit hours of Theatre Practicum (DR 275 ). No more than one of the following courses counts toward the major: DR 260 , DR 261 , DR 263 , DR 278 .
  2. Interdisciplinary fine arts majors with a theatre concentration take six required courses (DR 100 , DR 250 , DR 251 , DR 254 , DR 350 , DR 351 ), DR 275 /three times, and two theatre electives.
  3. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

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