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Sample Course Progression

Bachelor of Arts in Theater

This progression demonstrates how each course in your academic plan serves a purpose—and, in this sample, it is focused on a performance concentration. Consult with your faculty advisor on your own unique progress through the curriculum to suit your goals. Please always remember that this is an example of a possible course progression through eight semesters to demonstrate that it is quite possible to graduate with a B.A. in Theater within that time framework. This is not a prescribed progression from semester to semester.

First Semester (16 cr.)

Theater Major Foundation Requirement
Theater Major Core Requirement
Theater Major Practicum Requirement
LS Wellness Requirement
LS History Requirement
LS Elective Requirement

 

THTR 111 Foundation of Theater (3)
THTR 131 Stage Movement (3)
THTR 486 Practicum (min. of 1)
HPED 143 Health and Wellness (3)
HIST 195 History: The Modern Era (3)
Choose an area of interest (3)

Second Semester (17 cr.)

Theater Major Foundation Requirement
Theater Major Core Requirement
Theater Major Practicum Requirement
LS Writing Requirement
LS Fine Arts Requirement
LS Philosophy/Religion Requirement

 

THTR 116 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (3)
THTR 120 Stagecraft or 122 Costume Wksp (3)
THTR 486 Practicum (1)
ENGL 101 College Writing (4)
ARHI 101, MUHI 101 or DANC 102 (3)
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Third Semester (16 cr.)

Theater Major Foundation Requirement
Theater Major Core Requirement
Theater Major Core Requirement
Theater Major Practicum Requirement
LS Research Writing Requirement
LS Elective Requirement

 

THTR 205/207 Classic Theater I or II (3)
THTR 240 Acting I (3)
THTR 120, 122 or 221 (3)
THTR 486 Practicum (1)
ENGL 202 Research Writing (3)
i.e., a language (3)

Fourth Semester (16 cr.)

Theater Major Foundation Requirement
Theater Major Core Requirement
Theater Elective Requirement
Theater Practicum Requirement
LS Math Requirement
LS Elective Requirement

 

THTR 206/208 Modern Theater I or II (3)
THTR 122 Costume Workshop (3)
THTR 341 Acting Styles(3)
THTR 486 Practicum (1)
MATH 101 Foundations of Math (3)
i.e., second semester of a language (3)

Fifth Semester (13-14 cr.)

Theater Major Elective Requirement
Theater Practicum Requirement
LS Social Sciences Requirement + NW
LS Lab Science Requirement
LS Literature Requirement

 

THTR 340 or 350 Directing or Acting II (3)
THTR 486 Practicum (1-2)
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology (3)
BIOL 103 Biology I w/lab (4)
ENGL 221 Humanities Literature (3)

Sixth Semester (15 cr.)

Theater Major Elective Requirement
Theater Practicum Requirement
LS Free Elective—Writing Intensive
LS Social Sciences Requirement
LS Lab Science Requirement

 

THTR 450 or 487 Directing or Acting Studio (3)
THTR 486 Practicum (2)
(if not double-dipped already!) (3)
PLSC 101 American Politics (3)
BIOL 104 Biology II w/ lab (4)

Seventh Semester (14 cr.)

LS Writing Intensive in Major
Theater Practicum Requirement
LS Social Sciences Requirement
Free Elective
Free Elective

 

THTR 347 Playwriting (W) (3)
THTR 486 Practicum (2)
COMM 101 Mass Media in American Society (3)
THTR 487 Acting Studio (3)
Theater, Dance, or any discipline (3)

Summer Semester (0-6 cr.)

Free Elective

 

THTR 493 Internship (6)

Eighth Semester (14 cr.)

LS Senior Synthesis
Theater Senior Thesis Requirement
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

 

LBST 499 (3)
THTR 486 Practicum (2)
THTR 487 Acting Studio (3)
Theater, Dance, or any discipline (3)
Theater or any discipline (3)

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