Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Theatre

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

SPE 100Voice and Diction

4

THR 253Survey of World Theatre

4

THR 245Technical Theatre

1

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

or

THR 243Studio Theatre Participation

0-1

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

THR 101Improvisation for the Theatre

3

BAC 101First-Year Seminar I

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:18


First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

THR 200Movement for the Actor

3

THR 246Stage Management and Design

1

THR 254Survey of World Theatre II

4

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

BAC 102First-Year Seminar II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

DAN 149Beginning Ballet I

2

THR 201Acting I for Majors

3

THR 320Play Analysis

4

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

THR 244Logos: Spoken Word Performance Ensemble

0-1

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

THR 202Acting II for Majors

3

DAN 142Beginning Modern Dance I

2

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

General Elective (Humanities/Fine Arts)

4

and

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

Total Credit Hours:13-14

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

THR 302Career Development for the Actor

3

THR 401Acting Shakespeare

3

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

or

THR 244Logos: Spoken Word Performance Ensemble

0-1

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

General Elective (Humanities/Fine Arts)

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

THR 301Acting III for Majors

3

THR 402Advanced Acting Styles

3

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

THR 243Studio Theatre Participation

0-1

Biological Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Total Credit Hours:11

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

THR 420Survey of Dramatic Literature

4

THR 448Theatre Senior Capstone Project

1

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

THR 425Directing

3

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

or

THR 244Logos: Spoken Word Performance Ensemble

0-1

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

3-4

Total Credit Hours:15-16


Total Credit Hours: 128-131