2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 14, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Performing Arts, Theatre Concentration, BA


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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:

Theatre Practicum


Students must also complete three one-credit hours of DR 275 .

Typical Program


A typical program of courses for a major are as follows:

Freshman Year


Fall Term


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • Theatre Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective 
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


Notes:


  1. No more than one of the following courses counts toward the major: DR 260 , DR 261 , DR 263 , DR 278 .
  2. Interdisciplinary performing 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, only one of which may be DR 260 DR 261 DR 263 , or DR 278 .
  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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