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Performing Arts Theatre Track

This track allows students to focus on developing theatre skills within the context of a larger artistic curriculum including music, dance and visual arts courses, along with general education classes. Theatre Track students take courses in stage Acting I & II, Acting for the Camera, Play Directing, Technical Theatre, How to Audition, Script Analysis, Theatre Practicum/play production and Theatre History, as well as coursework in voice, movement and dance. Students may participate in play productions, musical theatre productions, musical ensembles such as Show Choir and Chorus, dance concerts, original plays, Acting class scene presentations, Play Directing class scene presentations, and community outreach performances at local schools, stores and museums.

 

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PFA 100

Performing Arts Introductory Seminar

1

ENG 101

Composition I

3

MAT 109 or higher

3

THE 105

Theatre History I

3

THE 109

Acting I

3

THE 110

How to Audition

1

THE 111

Theatre Production & Technology I

1

MUS 153 OR

DAN 107

Show Choir I OR

Dance Improvisation

1

TOTAL

 

16


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

ART 101 OR

ART 104

History of Art OR

Fundamentals of Art

3

THE 112

Theatre Production & Technology II

1

THE 205

Theatre History II

3

THE 209 OR

THE 220

Acting II OR

Acting for the Camera

3

Performance-Related Courses (b)

3

TOTAL

 

16


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

American History (Appendix D)

3

MUS 212

History of American Musical Theatre

3

DAN 101

Foundations of Dance

3

THE 106

Script Analysis & Production

3

THE 161

Theatre Practicum I

3

MUS 154 OR

THE 211

Show Choir II OR

Theatre Production & Technology III

1

TOTAL

 

16


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Science (a)

 

4

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

THE 201 OR

THE 209

Play Directing OR

Acting II

3

THE 261

Theatre Practicum II

3

Free Elective (b)

 Recommended ENG 207, ENG 208, or ENG 230

3

TOTAL

 

16

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

64

 


a. Science courses: Applicable four-credit courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, physics. See the General Education Appendix B.

b. Performance-Related courses: Students must take 3 credit hours of Performance-Related Courses to fulfill this requirement (DAN, MUS, and THE courses). Students must follow all prerequisites.

Exceptions: THE120 and MUS101 DO NOT count as Performance-Related Courses.

Inclusions: ENG207, ENG208, ENG230, PED197, SPE102, SPE111, and SPE116 WILL also count as Performance-Related Courses.


c. Read a full description of the free elective.