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

Performing Arts elective (b)

1

TOTAL

 

16


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

Art Elective

3

THE 112

Theatre Production & Technology II

1

THE 205

Theatre History II

3

THE 161

Theatre Practicum I

3

Performing Arts elective (b)

3

TOTAL

 

16


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

American History (Appendix D)

3

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

Dance elective(s)

3

THE 106

Script Analysis & Production

3

200-Level Theatre elective(s)

3

Performing Arts elective(b)

1

TOTAL

 

16


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Science (a)

 

4

MUS 212

History of American Musical Theatre

3

200-level Theatre elective(s)

3

THE 261

Theatre Practicum II

3

Free elective (c)

 

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. PFA Theatre Track students must take an additional 6 credit hours of Performing Arts electives to fulfill this requirement (DAN, MUS, and THE courses).

Exceptions: THE120 and MUS101 do not qualify as Performing Arts electives.

Inclusions: COM237, ENG207, ENG208, ENG230, PED116, PED117, PED197, SPE102, SPE111, and SPE116 qualify as Performing Arts electives.

c. Read a full description of the free elective.