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Theatre (THE)

Scott Olinger, Caroline Price, Alvon Reed, Janeve West

Major:
1. THE 115 or 216 or 310;
2. THE 107 or 108;
3. THE 201;
4. THE 311;
5. THE 346 and 347;
6. Two credits comprised of eight participation quarter-credit courses as follows: at least one

    quarter-credit of THE 715; at least two quarter-credits of THE 750 (taken as early as
    possible); at least one quarter-credit of THE 751, 752, 753, or 754; and the remaining four
    quarter-credits earned at the election of the student from any of the following: THE 715, 750,
    751, 752, 753, 754; and
7. Three other full-credit courses from the Theatre Department. At least one of these three
    courses must be at or above the 300 level. One of the following courses may be substituted:
    CLA 364 (Masterpieces of Greek and Roman Theatre), ENG 240 (Theatre, Architecture, and
    the Arts in Great Britain), ENG 323 (Shakespeare I: Comedies and Romances), ENG 324
    (Shakespeare II: Histories and Tragedies), ENG 327 (Shakespeare after Shakespeare:
    Performance and Cultural Criticism).

Minor: THE 115 or 216 or 310; THE 107 or 108; THE 201; THE 346 or 347; one credit
comprised of at least two different participation quarter-credit courses chosen from the
following: THE 715, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754.

Capstone experience: "A Capstone Experience is designed to bring reflection, focus, and
celebration to one's study in theatre. To fulfill the capstone experience, theatre majors must
propose to and have approved by the department of theatre their capstone experience prior to
the end of the fall semester of their senior year. These experiences may take place sometime
between the end of their junior year and their graduation. Capstone experiences may take the
form of an advanced project, an independent study, a production assignment, an internship, a
course, a performance, or some other endeavor taking place on or off campus. Such an

experience need not be done for credit."

107. Stagecraft
Introduction to methods and materials of building theatrical scenery for production. Students
are required to help build scenery for upcoming Theatre Department productions through lab
work, utilizing methods learned in classroom component. Stage lighting instruction covers basic
electrical theory, functions and properties of light, and hanging and focusing of various

theatrical lighting fixtures. (Fine Arts)

108. Costume Construction
Introduction to costume construction technology, including sewing, pattern reading and
draping, through classroom and laboratory work. A brief survey of dress throughout history and
introductory costume design project are included. Students are required to help in the
construction of costumes for an upcoming Theatre Department production. (Fine Arts)

115. Basic Acting

Study and practice in the essentials of the art and craft of acting. Emphasis will be given to

observation, ensemble work, and character development, and all will be explored through scene

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