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Drama Production

Theater & Performance Major

Requirements

The theater & performance major consists of 48 semester credits. The major is divided into four areas: the Core; Literature, History and Criticism; Performance; and Technical Theatre/Management. Students majoring in theater & performance are required to take all of the courses offered in the core (40 credit hours) including four semesters of Production Lab and two department electives.

Core Courses (40 Credit Hours) (Required)

• THR 101 Performance Ensemble (4)
• THR 102 Principles of Acting (4)
• THR 121 Introduction to Technical Theatre and Design (4)
• THR 200 Production Lab (1x4 semesters)
• THR 207 Dramatic Theory & Criticism (4)
• THR 208 Breath, Voice, & Movement (4)
• THR 309 Playwriting (4)
• THR 328 Scenography I (4)
• THR 4XX Directing (4)
• THR 4XX Hip Pocket Solo Works (4)

Elective Courses (8 Credit Hours)

• THR 103 Theatre Insight (4)
• THR 210 Women in Theatre & Performance (4)
• THR 300 Contemporary Drama (4)
• THR 302 Management for the Arts (4)
• THR 306 Monologue & Scene Study (4)
• THR 326 Lighting Design (4)
• THR 327 Costume Design (4)
• THR 000 Scenography II (4)
• THR 400 Voice/Speech (Distance Learning) (4)
• THR 4XX Contemporary Theatre Writing (4)
• THR 406 Captivate the Camera (4)
• THR 407 Script Analysis (4)
• THR 409 Seminar in African American Theatre (4)

Other Requirements

Departmental Productions
All majors are expected to participate fully in the life of the department by either performing in or doing back-stage work in at least four productions.

Auditions
The audition process provides invaluable learning opportunities. Therefore, students are required to attend general auditions at the beginning of each academic year and to audition for each departmental production to gain auditioning experience.

Internships
Students are encouraged to participate in at least one internship during their time in the department.

Departmental Honors
To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must
1. have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
2. have a 3.3 departmental grade point average
3. have no initial course grade in the major below “B”
4. display exemplary service to the department
5. participate in at least four departmental productions

Please refer to the latest College Bulletin for full requirements and course descriptions.

Contact Us

Theater & Performance Department
404-270-5471
Fine Arts Building

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