Bachelor in Theater Performance

A focused study in theater performance.

The Theater major consists of 22 hours in core courses and an emphasis in performance or production. Either emphasis requires an additional 17 hours of course work. If a Bachelor of Arts degree is sought, twelve hours of foreign language are also required.

Department Objectives

The Theater Department provides instruction in both the theory and practice of theater performance and production. The department’s Minor allows for study of theater practices overall, while the Theater Majors allow the student a more focused path of study in either Performance or Production.

The department seeks to enable students to succeed in both academic and vocational pursuits by working towards the following objectives:

  • To enable students to succeed in academic and vocational pursuits;
  • To prepare students for a lifelong service to God and to the world through the perspective of theater arts;
  • To be a foundation in learning aspects of theater arts, and to help students structure their talents for a career in theater;
  • To provide a quality learning environment in which students can learn about and engage in the theater arts.
Theater Core for all Theater Majors and Minors

Theater Core for all Theater Majors and Minors – 22 semester hours

Take each course on this list:
  • TH 200 Stagecraft – 3
  • TH 242 Theater History I – 3
  • TH 253 Fundamentals of Acting – 3
  • TH 334 Directing – 3
  • TH 342 Theater History II – 3
  • TH ____ Performance/Production Lab – 4

Take the lab four times, using a different course number each time. Contact your academic advisor for guidance. Courses bearing this title are numbered 109, 111, 209, 211, 309, 311, 409 and 411 and are ONE hour each.

Choose one course from this list:
  • TH 375 Contemporary Drama – 3
  • TH 491 Shakespeare – 3
Theater Performance Courses

39 semester hours

Theater Core Requirements – 22
Required Courses – 14
Take each course on this list:
  • TH 100 Introduction to Dance – 1
  • TH 113 Ballroom Dancing I – 1
  • TH 114 Ballroom Dancing II – 1
  • TH 115 Singing Onstage – 1
  • TH 380 Special Topics: Advanced Acting – 3
  • TH 442 History and Analysis of Musical Theater – 3
  • TH 475 Senior Seminar – 1
Choose one course from this list:
  • TH 335 Children’s Theater – 3
  • TH 336 Church Drama – 3

 

Electives – 3

Choose one course from this list:
  • MUS 100 Elementary Musicianship – 3
  • TH 210 Stage Makeup – 3
  • TH 230 Theater Art Field Studies – 3
  • TH 335 Children’s Theater (if not taken in emphasis) – 3
  • TH 336 Church Drama (if not taken in emphasis) – 3
  • TH 351 Screen Acting – 3
  • TH 360 Music Theater Workshop – 3
  • TH 375 Contemporary Drama (if not taken in core) – 3
  • TH 385/485 Internship (cumulative to three hours) – 1
  • TH 491 Shakespeare (if not taken in core) – 3
  • TH ___ Singing Onstage – 1
    This course may be taken up to three times, using a different course number each time. Contact your academic advisor for guidance. Courses bearing this title are numbered 115, 215, 315, and 415 and are one credit hour each.

 

All Theater majors and minors must take TH 131 and MAC 120 or MAC 140 as part of their General Education requirements.