Theatre Performance Courses

Theatre Performance Course of Study

All Theatre Arts performance majors enroll in the full year Theatre Company and Acting Technique classes. Below you will find a brief overview of course guidlines by grade. For full descriptions and complete course details use the following links:

Freshmen
Theatre Arts perfromance freshman will be placed into Theatre Company and a section of Acting Technique.  They are also expected to enroll in Elements of Production (first semester) and Play Structure and Analysis (second semester).  Schedule permitting Freshmen may be able to enroll in a theatre elective with the approval of the division director.

Sophomore
In addition to Theatre Company and Acting technique, new sophomores should enroll in Elements of Production (first semester) and Play Structure and Analysis (second semester).  Schedule permitting new Sophomores may be able to enroll in a theatre elective with approval of the dividion director.  Returning sophomores enroll in Acting Technique, Theatre Company and a theatre elective.

Juniors
In addition to Acting Technique and Theatre Company, Juniors should enroll in 1-2 of the following first semester courses: 

  • Dance for Musical Theatre
  • Elements of Production
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Song for Musical Theatre
  • Classical Acting
  • Playwriting
  • Voice and Diction
  • World Theatre

Juniors should enroll in 1-2 of the following second semester courses:

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Audition
  • Musical Theatre Dance Techniques
  • Play Structure and Analysis
  • Song and Dance lab
  • Theatre Topics: Mask
  • Physical Characterization
  • Voice and Diction

Seniors and Post-Graduates
All Seniors and Post-Graduates should enroll in Audition Technique.

Seniors and Post-Graduates should enroll in two of the following first semester courses:

  • Dance for Musical Theatre
  • Directing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Song for Musical Theatre
  • Stage Movement
  • Theatre Topics: World Theatre
  • Voice and Diction

Seniors and Post-Graduates should enroll in two of the following second semester courses:

  • Acting for the Camera
  • Acting for Musical Theatre
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Theatre Topics: Mask
  • Musical Theatre Dance Techniques
  • Physical Characterization

Additional Electives
The following courses may be taken outside of the Theatre Arts department for credit:

  • Choir
  • General Dance
  • Motion Picture Arts electives

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