Major in Theater:

In consultation with a theater faculty advisor, a student chooses a program of study composed of Theater 120 and Theater 121 (Practicum), 1/4 credit courses taken four times, and at least eight other courses, including Theater 107 (Introduction to Theater), Theater 207 (Theater History); two courses in fundamental theater skills chosen from Theater 108, 130, 221, 230, 235, 290, and 291, English 250 [when offered with a theater emphasis], English 260 or 280, Music 271-79 [when offered with a theater or performance emphasis], and Philosophy 240; one advanced level dramatic literature course from among English 301, 339, 345, 346, French 322, and other 300-level courses when offered with a dramatic literature emphasis, including English 344, Classics 351, English 369, Theater 370, and Theater 371; two advanced level theater courses chosen from Theater 312, 314, 330, 335, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 390, and 391; and Theater 400 (Senior Project), which may be replaced by Theater 495-96 (Honors Thesis in Theater).  The advisor will authorize courses when they are offered with a theater or performance emphasis, and encourage students to work with mentors through independent study and internships. However, no more than one semester of internship may be included in the major.

The curriculum for the Major in Theater requires students to take a minimum of nine credits distributed in this way:

  • THTR 107: Introduction to Theater (1)
  • THTR 120: Performance Practicum (0.25)
  • THTR 121: Production Practicum (0.25)
  • THTR 120-21: Two additional practicum courses (0.50)
  • THTR 207: Theater History (1)
  • Two courses chosen from among the following: THTR 108 [World Theater], THTR 130 [Acting I], THTR 221 [Basic Stagecraft], THTR 230 [Acting II], THTR 235 [Musical Theater],  THTR 290 [Topics in Theater], THTR 291 [Topics in Theater]; PHIL 240 [Philosophy of Art]; ENGL 260 [New York Theater] or ENGL 280 [London Theater]; ENGL 250 [Writing Genres] and MUS 271-79 [Selected Studies in Musical Forms and Genres] when offered with a theater, drama, or performance emphasis (2)
  • One 300-level dramatic literature course chosen from among the following:  ENGL 301 [Shakespeare], ENGL 339 [Revenge and Restoration], ENGL 345 [Foundations of Modern Drama], ENGL 346 [Modern and Contemporary Drama], FREN 322 [17th and 18th Century French Literature]; CL 351 [Topics in Literature in Translation], ENGL 344 [Studies in Medieval Literature], ENGL 369 [Writers in Focus], THTR 370 [Advanced Topics in Theater], THTR 371 [Advanced Topics in Theater] when offered with a dramatic literature emphasis (1)
  • Two 300-level theater courses chosen from among the following: THTR 312 [Plays in Performance], THTR 314 [Stage Direction], THTR 330 [Acting III], THTR 335 [Theater for Young Audiences], THTR 369 [Theater Artists in Focus], THTR 370 [Advanced Topics in Theater], THTR 371 [Advanced Topics in Theater] THTR 372 [Internship], THTR 390 [Independent Study], THTR 391 [Independent Study] (2)
  • THTR 400: Senior Project (1)

Minor in Theater:

In consultation with the Director of Theater, a student selects a minimum of five credits in Theater and designated courses emphasizing theater an performance, including THTR 107 (Introduction to Theater); THTR 120-21 and two additional theater practicums; and, three others chosen from among the following: any Theater course except 201, Classics 351*, English 250*, 260, 280, 301, 339, 344*, 345, 346, 369*, French 322, Music 271-79, and Philosophy 240. The Director of Theater will authorize courses marked with an asterisk (8) when they are offered with a drama/theater emphasis. No more than one semester of internship may be included.

The curriculum for the Minor in Theater requires students to take a minimum of five credits distributed in this way:

  • THTR 107: Introduction to Theater (1)
  • THTR 120: Performance Practicum (0.25)
  • THTR 121: Production Practicum (0.25)
  • THTR 120-21: Two additional practicum courses (0.50)
  • Three other courses chosen from the following: any Theater course except 201; Classics 351*; English 250*, 260, 280, 301, 339, 344*, 345, 346, 369*; French 322; Music 271-79*; and Philosophy 240.  The Director of Theater will authorize courses marked with an asterisk (*) when they are offered with a drama/theater emphasis. No more than one semester of internship may be included. (3)