Theatre & Dance

Academic Requirements

The Theatre Major 

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A total of ten 4-credit classes are required for the major in Theatre:

101 – Drama, Stage and Society I
102 – Drama Stage and Society II
211 – Introduction to Acting
221 – Introduction to Directing
231 – Theatre Technology
241 – Introduction to Theatrical Design 
381 – Junior Seminar
One course from the History/Theory sequence (THE 201-209 and THE 301-309)
Two departmental electives

Theatre majors are expected to participate in co-curricular production activities. As part of that production work, majors must complete three different Theatre or Dance Practicum courses (THE/DAN 181-185, as auditors or for credit) and pass four semesters of THE 400.

The Theatre Minor

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A total of five 4-credit classes are required for the minor in Theatre:

101/2 – Drama, Stage and Society I or II
211/221 – Introduction to Acting or Directing
231/241 – Theatre Technology or Introduction to Theatrical Design 
Two departmental electives

Theatre minors are expected to participate in co-curricular production activities. As part of that production work, minors must complete two different Theatre or Dance Practicum courses (THE/DAN 181-185, as auditors or for credit) and pass two semesters of THE 400.

The Dance Minor

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A total of six 4-credit classes are required for the minor in Dance:

101 – Introduction to Dance in Culture and Society
233 – Dance Composition
305 – Introduction to Teaching Dance 
381 – Dance Portfolio (1 credit)

…plus two courses in technique, at least one of which must be at the intermediate level:

227 – Beginning Modern Dance
327 – Intermediate Modern Dance
212 – Beginning Ballet
312 – Intermediate Ballet

…and one course (or 4 credits) of electives.

Dance minors are expected to participate in co-curricular production activities. As part of that production work, minors must complete two different Theatre or Dance Practicum courses (THE/DAN 181-186, as auditors or for credit).

Distribution in Theatre & Dance

Students electing Theatre & Dance as part of their Fine Arts distribution requirement may choose any course except THE/DAN 181-186, THE/DAN 275, THE/DAN 285, or THE 400.