2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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Theatre (B.A./B.S.) [##PENDING BOR APPROVAL]



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Program Coordinator/Contact

J.D. Ackman, Program Coordinator
School of Performing Arts
Lincoln Music Hall 205, Box 2212

Program Information

Students in this major are exposed and participate in all aspects of theatre, through a broad-based education. Students will gain practical experience with the newest techniques and technology of theatre. In this major, the hands-on education involves participation in State University Theatre and Prairie Repertory Theatre.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their degree, students will be able to:

  • understand and/or participate in the basic production process in all areas of theatre.
  • demonstrate familiarity with historical and cultural dimensions of theatre.
  • possess an understanding and appreciation of the concept of collaboration required for successful theatrical productions.
  • make informed assessments of quality in theatrical performances and activities
  • communicate effectively relative to the student’s specific area of particular interest and focus, if that is the case for the individual student.
  • understand the expectations and demands of the field, whether in an educational setting or the profession.

If applicable, students will be prepared to:

  • gain entry level positions in the profession in the areas of design, technology, or stage management, or gain entrance to graduate programs for additional training prior to entering the profession.
  • gain entry level positions as performers or gain acceptance to graduate programs for additional training or to enter the profession.
  • gain entry level positions in theatre management, promotions/business or gain acceptance to graduate programs for additional training or to enter the profession.

Academic Requirements

Minimum grade of “C” required in all major courses.

Course Delivery Format

A variety of methods are used in our curriculum, including student engagement and interactive learning, lecture, laboratory, small group, seminar and collaborative activities.

Requirements for Theatre Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements


  • One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
  • Capstone course in the major discipline
  • Upper division coursework Credits: 33

Bachelor of Arts Requirements: 9+

Bachelor of Science Requirements: 13+

System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences  for additional information about Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science specifications.

Select from the following


Select from the following courses.  Credits: 9

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


Notes


+ Maximum activities credit towards major - 8 hours (from THEA 135 , THEA 145  and THEA 480 )

Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements* 9+ Credit Hours
Major Requirements 47 Credit Hours
Electives** 34 Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements* 13+ Credit Hours
Major Requirements 47 Credit Hours
Electives** 36 Credit Hours

*System General Education Requirements, Major Requirements, and Supporting Coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements.  
**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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