University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre

Theatre Major Course Requirements

Course requirement checklist (PDF)

The following are the requirements for the THEATRE MAJOR beginning in the Academic Year 2013/2014.

Total for Theatre Majors cannot exceed 45 credits:

  • 30 hours of general Theatre courses:
    • THE 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 150, 252, 284 and 3 credits of THE 190
  • 12 additional hours of Theatre required:
    • Four (4) courses, two of which much be a 100-level or above.
  • Advisors can provide students with a list of courses that would satisfy emphasis in these catagories
    • Performance
    • Tech/Design
    • Generalist
    • History/Criticism
    • All Theatre majors are required to complete a culminating experience in the spring semester of their senior year. This is realized through enrollment in the required THE 284 - Senior Seminar course, and participation in the annual Spring Play Festival. Theatre majors in their sophomore and junior years should plan ahead for the kind of project they will execute as their culminating experience and schedule courses accordingly with the departmental advisor. Students may elect to engage in a culminating experience in areas of performance, directing, playwriting, design, stage management or scholarship, but students must have the appropriate upper level courses in the areas of their chosen culminating experience. These projects are proposed by students and approved by the Senior Seminar instructor and the Department Chair in the fall of the theatre major's senior year. In special circumstances, theatre majors may substitute THE 200 - Professional Preparation, for the THE 284 with the consent of a faculty mentor and the Department Chair.
Course Requirements
Major Requirements (30 hours)
THE 010: Acting I: Introduction to Acting 3 credits
THE 020: Fundamentals of Lighting includes Lab 4 credits
THE 030: Fundamentals of Scenery includes Lab 4 credits
THE 040: Fundamentals of Costuming includes Lab 4 credits
THE 050: Dramatic Analysis 3 credits
THE 150: Theatre History I 3 credits
THE 190: Theatre Practicum .5-3 credits
THE 190: Theatre Practicum .5-3 credits
THE 190: Theatre Practicum .5-3 credits
THE 252: Theatre History II: Renaissance France to Contemporary Europe & the USA 3 credits
THE 284: Senior Seminar 3 credits
 
Additional twelve (12) credit hours are required choose from the following courses. Four (4) courses, two of which must be a 100-level or above
THE 016: Musical Theatre Performance 3 credits
THE 041: History of Costuming 3 credits
THE 042: Fundamentals of Theatrical Make-up 3 credits
THE 070: Playwriting 3 credits
THE 075: Diversity in Contemporary U.S. American Theatre 3 credits
THE 076: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre in the U.S. 3 credits
THE 095: Special Topics (Fall) 1-18 credits
THE 096: Special Topics (Spring) 1-18 credits
THE 110: Acting II: Contemporary Scene Study 3 credits
THE 111: Acting III: Voice & Speech for the Actor 3 credits
THE 112: Acting IV: Stage Movement for the Actor 3 credits
THE 120: Lighting Design 3 credits
THE 130: Scene Design 3 credits
THE 131: Scene Painting Concepts & Applications 3 credits
THE 140: Costume Design 3 credits
THE 141: Advanced Costume Construction: Draping & Flat Pattern 3 credits
THE 142: Advanced Costume Construction: Period Undergarments 3 credits
THE 143: Advanced Costume Construction: Millinery 3 credits
THE 144: Advanced Costume Construction: Tailoring 3 credits
THE 160: Stage Management 3 credits
THE 170: Playwriting 3 credits
THE 180: Eurotheatre 1-6 credits
THE 195: Intermediate Special Topics (Fall) 1-18 credits
THE 196: Intermediate Special Topics (Spring) 1-18 credits
THE 200: Professional Preparation 1 - 3 credits
THE 210: Acting V: Shakespeare Scene Study 3 credits
THE 230: Advanced Scene Design 3 credits
THE 250: Directing I 3 credits
THE 255: Playing with Femininity 3 credits
THE 295: Advanced Special Topics (Fall) 1-18 credits
THE 296: Advanced Special Topics (Spring) 1-18 credits
THE 297: Senior Readings and Research (Fall) 1-3 credits
THE 298: Senior Readings and Research (Spring) 1-3 credits
Other Appropriate Courses By Permission of Advisor and Chair
Total For Theatre Major Cannot Exceed 42 credits

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