2011-2012 Archived Catalog Information

  • Theatre Major

Theatre Major

Theatre majors pursue a rigorous course of study designed to develop creative, analytical, interpretive, and interpersonal skills that are applicable to a wide range of professional pursuits. We emphasize the expansive and provocative ways that the study of theatre illuminates and integrates knowledge from a variety of disciplines.


Requirements for the Theatre Major

(8-11 courses, 32-44 credits)

Core Requirements, 8 Courses, 31-32 Credits

THETR 229 Acting I

Select two:
THETR 225  Introduction to Theatre Arts I
THETR 226  Introduction to Theatre Arts II
THETR 227  Introduction to Theatre Arts III
THETR 489  Performance Studies

Select one:
THETR 237  Stage Management I
THETR 250  Introduction to Stagecraft
THETR 251  Introduction to Design
THETR 337  Stage Management II

Select any one art history, studio art*, music history, studio music, or musical theatre course listed here:
ARH 101, ARH 102, ARH 305, ARH 306, ARH 307, ARH 308, ARH 309, ARH 310, ARH 311, ARH 312, ARH 316, ARH 321, ARH 345, ARH 346, HUM 344, MUH 101, MUH 102, MUH 110, MUH 210, MUH 211, MUH 221, MUH 223, MUH 225, MUH 227, MUH 229, MUH 231, MUH 233, MUH 335, MUH 337,
ENG 250,
ADF S101, S143, S151,
ADFA S201, S202, S212, S251, S252,
ADG S100, S201, S208, S219, S224, S233,
THETR 223, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 310, 460H

Select any one approved dramatic literature, history, theory, or criticism course listed here:
ENG 113, 114, 213, 250, 315, 319, 324, 325, 326, 333, 368, 369, 374, 399, 405,              
PHIL 219,
THETR 225, 226, 227, 310, 374, 400, 404, 405, 450, 455, 460H, 489, 500, 507

Select any one approved theatre course of 300 or higher and any one approved theatre course of 400 or higher.

* Unlike most courses in CAS, all NESADSU studio art courses will remain at three credits in compliance with accreditation mandates.

All Theatre Department majors are required to have two Theatre Department performance and two Theatre Department production experiences.

If students have not registered for THETR 220A, 320A, or 420A twice in any combination, students are required to register for THETR 120A twice. THETR 120A tracks performance experiences such as writing, directing, acting, dramaturgy or stage management.

If students have not registered for THETR 220B, 320B, or 420B twice in any combination, students are required to register for THETR 120B twice. THETR 120B tracks production experiences such as set, lighting, costume, props, sound, marketing, front of house, or stage management.

Both THETR 120A & 120B are non-credit courses. Student may elect to take THETR 220A & 220B, 320A & 320B, 420A & 420B for variable credit. All Production Practicum courses require Theatre Department faculty approval.

Transfer students with more than 30 credits and students who began their freshman year in or before fall 2005 may complete this requirement with one performance experience and one production experience.