Theatre And Dance

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:23 am

Theatre and Dance: Courses | Department

Within Theatre and Dance, there are five areas of emphasis: acting/directing, performance studies, dramaturgy, stage design, and dance/choreography. History, criticism and theory are integrated with practice in our course offerings and consequently, performance opportunities exist within most of our courses as well as in our mainstage productions. First year students and non-majors often participate in our mainstage productions. There are many routes to a major, depending on general interest and/or emphasis. Students should consult closely with a faculty member in the department to plan a major course of study.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Any 2 100-level courses from: 111, 113, 115, 117
  • 2 200-level courses from 201, 202, 203, 210, 211 (literature, criticism, theory courses)
  • 2 200-level courses from 2127, 225, 235, 240, 245 (creative inquiry courses)
  • 2 300-level courses from 303, 304, 311, 317, 340
  • 4 THE 100 Practica credits in 3 different areas (performance, directing, performance crew, design, dramaturgy)

The department recommends that students interested in the major take Theatre 115 - Theatrical Design and Technology (for the technical aspects of mounting a production: set, costume, light design and construction) and one additional 100-level course:

  • Theatre 111-Introduction to Performance Studies (explores 20th century interdisciplinary performance arts),
  • Theatre 113-Movement for the Performer (yoga and movement improvisation to build physical awareness and collaboration as important foundational skills for performance.)
  • Theatre 117-Fundamentals of Acting (explores basic skill development of acting).

The following is a possible four-year plan to complete a major in Theatre and Dance:

FIRST YEAR FALL   FIRST YEAR SPRING
 THE 111, 113, 115 or 117      THE 115 or 117
 participate in production for practical credit    
 SECOND YEAR FALL   SECOND YEAR SPRING
THE 201, 210 or 211    THE 202, 203, or 211
 Begin the 200-level requirements, participate in production
 THIRD YEAR FALL        THIRD YEAR SPRING      
 Complete the 200-level requirements, participate in production
 THE 235 and/or THE 240  or THE 225
or     or
Off-Campus Study    Off-Campus Study
FOURTH YEAR FALL   FOURTH YEAR SPRING
 two courses at the 300-level