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Theatre Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 37+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

THTR 209

Stagecraft I (3) PR: None

THTR 230

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (3) PR: Declared Theatre major or Dance major or instructor permission

THTR 240

Costuming I: Introductory Studies (3) PR: None

THTR 276

Script Analysis (3) PR: None

THTR 277

Acting I: Basic Approach (3) PR: None

THTR 310

Theatre History and Literature to 1750 (3) PR: Junior or senior status

THTR 311

Theatre History and Literature after 1750 (3) PR: Junior or senior status

Students may complete the General Theatre requirements or select a concentration from Performance (21 credit hours) or Costume Design and Technologies (21 credit hours) or Scenic/Lighting Design and Technologies (21 credit hours) or Theatre for Youth (21 credit hours) to complete the major.

General Theatre Required Courses

THTR 200

General Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

OR

 

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

OR

 

THTR 202

Theatre Performance Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 316

African American Theatre (3) PR: Junior or senior status

THTR 387

Contemporary Theatre (3) PR: None

THTR 270

Stage Management (3) PR: THTR 209; PR or CO: THTR 276

OR

 

THTR 378

Principles of Directing for Theatre (3) PR: THTR 209, THTR 240, THTR 276 and THTR 277

Select 6 credit hours of 300-level or higher THTR elective courses from the Theater 300-Level or 400-Level Electives List

Theater 300-Level and 400-Level Electives List

THTR 315

Feminist Theatre (3) PR: None

THTR 318

History of Fashion and Manners (3) PR: None

THTR 323

Creating Scene and Song (3) PR: THTR 277

THTR 350

Selected Topics in Communication Production (3) PR: None to various depending on topic

THTR 355

Playwriting I (3) PR or CO: THTR 276

THTR 365

Musical Theatre Performance Workshop (3) PR: THTR 276 and THTR 277

THTR 380

Sound Design and Production for the Stage (3) PR: THTR 209 or THTR 230, THTR 276, and THTR 201 or THTR 202

THTR 388

Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3) PR: None

THTR 391

Stage Combat (3) PR: THTR 375

THTR 399

Tutorial (1-3, Repeatable up to 12) PR: Junior status and instructor permission

THTR 450

Internship in Theatre (3-6) PR: Junior status; declared Theatre majors only; and instructor permission

THTR 455

Playwriting II (3) PR: THTR 355

THTR 488

Selected Topics in Theatre II: Literature and Criticism (1-3) PR: Instructor permission and possibly additional course(s) related to the subject area

THTR 489

Seminar: Selected Topics in Theatre II (1-3) PR: various depending on topic and instructor permission

THTR 490

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Open to junior or senior Theatre majors with an overall GPA of at least 2.75 and Theatre major GPA’s of at least 3.30 with department permission

THTR 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Declared theatre major and department permission

Required courses for Performance Concentration

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 200*

General Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

OR

 

THTR 201*

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

OR

 

THTR 202*

Theatre Performance Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 360

Voice for the Theatre (3) PR: THTR 376

THTR 375

Movement for the Actor (3) PR: THTR 376

THTR 376

Acting II: Characterization (3) PR: THTR 276 and THTR 277

THTR 377

Acting III (3) PR: THTR 360, THTR 375, and THTR 376

THTR 378

Principles of Directing for Theatre (3) PR: THTR 209, THTR 230, THTR 276 and THTR 277

NOTE: *Two credit hours from THTR 200, 201, or 202 are required to satisfy the Performance Concentration.

Select 3 credit hours of 300-level or higher THTR elective courses from the Theater 300-Level or 400-Level Electives List

Required courses for Costume Design and Technologies Concentration

ARTH 101

History of Art: Prehistoric to Medieval (3) PR: None

OR

 

ARTH 102

History of Art: Renaissance through Modern (3) PR: None

OR

 

ARTH 104

Themes in the History of Art (3) PR: None

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 200

General Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

OR

 

THTR 202

Theatre Performance Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 207

Rendering for Theatre (3) PR: THTR 209 or THTR 240

THTR 318

History of Fashion and Manner (3) PR: None

OR

 

THTR 345

Advanced Makeup and Hair Design (3) PR: THTR 230 and THTR 240 or THTR 277

THTR 340

Costuming II: Pattern Drafting and Advanced Sewing Techniques (3) PR: THTR 240

THTR 440

Costume Design (3) PR: THTR 207, THTR 240 and THTR 276

Select 3 credit hours of 300-level or higher THTR elective courses from the Theater 300-Level or 400-Level Electives List

Required courses for Scenic/Lighting Design and Technologies Concentration

ARTH 101

History of Art: Prehistoric to Medieval (3) PR: None

OR

 

ARTH 102

History of Art: Renaissance through Modern (3) PR: None

OR

 

ARTH 104

Themes in the History of Art (3) PR: None

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 200

General Practicum or THTR 202 Theatre Performance Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 207

Rendering for the Theatre (3) PR: THTR 209 or THTR 240

THTR 270

Stage Management (3) PR: THTR 209, THTR 276, and either THTR 201 or 202

OR

 

THTR 280

Scene Painting (3) PR: THTR 209

THTR 381

Theatre Graphics and Computer Aided Drafting (3) PR: THTR 209 or instructor permission

THTR 382

Stage Lighting (3) PR: THTR 209

OR

 

THTR 383

Scenic Design (3) PR: THTR 209 and THTR 276

Select 3 credit hours of 300-level or higher THTR elective courses from the Theater 300-Level or 400-Level Electives List

Required courses for Theatre for Youth Concentration (Does not lead to K-12 teacher licensure)

EDFS 201

Foundations of Education (3) PR: Sophomore status

THTR 200

General Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 200

General Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: instructor permission

OR

 

THTR 202

Theatre Performance Practicum (1)PR: instructor permission

THTR 221

Creative Drama I (3) PR: None

THTR 321

Children’s Theatre (3) PR: None

THTR 322

Children’s Theatre Repertory (3) PR: THTR 277

THTR 378

Principles of Directing for the Theatre (3) PR: THTR 209, THTR 230, THTR 276 and THTR 277

THTR 421

Creative Drama II (3) PR: THTR 221; PR or CO: THTR 321