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The Major

 

Advisers: Members of the department

Adviser for Study Abroad: TBA

All majors are encouraged to include courses in art and music in their programs as well as dramatic literature in any of the language departments.


Requirements for a general theatre major:

Twelve semester courses, at least two of which must be at a 300-level, including:
  1. 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture
  2. Three courses from Division A, History, Literature, Criticism: 213, 215, 217, 218, 220, 240, 241, 316, 319
  3. 141 Acting I
  4. 100 The Art of Theatre Design or 252 Set Design I or 253 Introduction to Lighting Design or 254 Costume Design I
  5. 344 Directing I or 261 Writing for Theatre
  6. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production (these count as a single semester course)
  7. Two additional courses from either Division A or B
  8. 398 Senior Collaboration Capstone

Requirements for a theatre major with an emphasis on acting:

Twelve semester courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level, including:
  1. 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture
  2. Two courses from Division A, History, Literature, Criticism: 213, 215, 217, 218, 220, 240 241, 316, 319
  3. 141 Acting I
  4. Two additional acting courses from 242 Acting II and 312 Masters and Movements in Performance
  5. 142 Voice for Actors
  6. 100 The Art of Theatre Design or 252 Set Design I, or 253 Introduction to Lighting Design or 254 Costume Design I
  7. 344 Directing I or 261 Writing for Theatre
  8. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production (these count as a single semester course)
  9. 398 Senior Collaboration Capstone

Requirements for a theatre major with an emphasis on design:

Twelve semester courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level, including:
  1. 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture
  2. Three courses from Division A, History, Literature, Criticism: 213, 215,217, 218, 220, 240, 241, 316, 319
  3. 141 Acting I
  4. Two of the following: 252 Set Design I, 253 Introduction to Lighting Design, 254 Costume Design
  5. One of the following: 352 Set Design II, 353 Advanced Studies of Lighting Design, 354 Costume Design II, 318 Movements in Design
  6. 344 Directing I or 261 Writing for Theatre
  7. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production (these count as a sinlge semester)
  8. Senior Collaboration Capstone

Requirements for a theatre major with an emphasis on playwriting:

Twelve semester courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level, including:

  1. 198 and 199 Theater History and Culture
  2. Two courses from Division A, History, Literature, Criticism: 213, 215, 217, 218, 220, 240, 241, 313, 316, 319
  3. 141 Acting I
  4. Three of any of the following playwriting and screenwriting: 261, 262, 361, 362 or the equivalent
  5. 100 The Art of Theatre Design, or 252 Set Design or 253 Introduction to Lighting Design or 254 Costume Design I
  6. 344 Directing I
  7. 4 credits of 200 Theatre Production (these count as a single semester course)
  8. 398 Senior Collaboration Capstone


Requirements for a theatre major with an emphasis on directing:

Twelve semester courses, at least two of which must be at a 300 level, including:
  1. 198 and 199 Theatre History and Culture
  2. Two courses from Division A, History, Literature, Criticism: 213, 215, 217, 218, 220, 240, 241, 316, 319
  3. 141 Acting I
  4. One additional acting course from 242 Acting II and 312 Masters and Movements in Performance
  5. 100 The Art of Theatre Design
  6. 261 Writing for Theatre
  7. 344 Directing I and 345 Directing II
  8. Four credits of 200 Theatre Production (these count as a single semester course)
  9. 398 Senior Collaboration Capstone
Courses cross-listed under the theatre department may be considered for fulfillment towards these major requirements at the discretion of the department.

All majors are encouraged to include in their programs, as component courses counted outside of the theatre major courses in art and music in their programs as well as dramatic literature in any of the other language departments.

Students may count up to 16 credits from programs outside the Five Colleges towards the major. On a case-by-case basis, the department will accept courses from other programs towards specific course requirements. The judgment of the major advisers will prevail, without need for full theatre faculty deliberation.

 

 

Special Interest: Dance

Students choosing dance as their area of special interest will fulfill requirements in conjunction with the Department of Dance. These requirements involve 11 semester courses:

Students with a dance emphasis should consult with a dance faculty member in addition to a major adviser in the theatre department.

All Majors

All majors are encouraged to include courses in art and music in their programs. Other courses recommended by the department include ENG 222a, ENG 222b, dramatic literature in any of the language departments.