Metamorphoses

Theatre Arts Major

We practice what we teach.

You'll learn the ins and outs of theatre from practicing professionals – from actors to technicians to front-of-the-house personnel. Our professors and guest artists have performed all over the world, from Atlanta to Los Angeles to Northern Ireland. With them as your guides, you'll take 53 semester hours for the major including both classroom and practical experience.

A total of 53 semester hours are required for the Theatre Arts Major.

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

THEA 1180 Stagecraft 3
HEA 1184 Acting I 3
THEA 2110 Introduction to Design 3
THEA 2283 Stage Management 3
THEA 2330 Script Analysis 3
THEA 3350 Theatre History I 3
THEA 3351 Theatre History II 3
THEA 4484 Senior Thesis 3
THEA 2285 Theatre Arts Practicum 8
 
Total Core: 32 semester hours
     
THEATRE ARTS TRACK COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Performance Track  
THEA 1205 Movement for the Actor 3
THEA 1286 Stage Makeup 3
THEA 2210 Voice and Diction 3
THEA 2351 Acting II 3
THEA 3305 Period Styles of Acting 3
THEA 3451 Auditioning 3
  one (1) Theatre Arts elective  3
 
Total Performance Track: 21 semester hours
   
Design and Technical Production Track
ART 1151 Basic Drawing 3
Choose from the following courses for a total of 15 hours:
THEA 1286 Stage Makeup 3
THEA 2370 Properties Design and Construction 3
THEA 2380 Scenic Painting 3
THEA 2402 History of Fashion and Style 3
THEA 3385 Costume Design 3
THEA 3360 Scenic Design 3
THEA 3381 Lighting Design 3
THEA 3586 Advanced Stage Makeup 3
THEA 3390 Advanced Stagecraft 3
     and:
  one (1) Theatre Arts elective 3
Total Design/Technical Track: 21 semester hours
     
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN MUSICAL THEATRE
THEA 1180 Stagecraft 3
THEA 1184 Acting I 3
THEA 1205 Movement for the Actor 3
THEA 2210 Voice and Diction 3
THEA 2285 Practicum 8
THEA 2351 Acting II 3
MUSI 1100 Music Fundamentals 3
      or  
MUSI 1101 Drama Survey I 3
MUSI 3105/6 Applied Lessons 8 hr. minimum
       or  
MUSI 1105/6 Applied Voice 8 hr. minimum
MUSI 1107/8 Choral Ensemble 4
MUSI 2239 Basics of Singing 3
MUTH 2100/2101 Dance for the Musical Stage 4
MUTH 3200 Musical Theatre Performance I 3
MUTH 3201 Musical Theatre Performance II 3
MUTH 4352 History of Musical Theatre 3
  14 hours of approved electives in THEA/MUSI or 3000+ electives 14
Total Design/Technical Track: 68 semester hours
     
For a minor in Theatre Arts, students are required to take a minimum of 18 semester hours, which must include a minimum of THEA 2330 and 2 hours of practicum credit.