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
Depending on enrollment, freshmen may be placed into Acting Foundations instead of Acting Technique. Schedule permitting, Freshmen may be able to enroll in a theatre elective with approval of division director.

Sophomore
Sophomores should enroll in Elements of Production (first semester) and Play Structure and Analysis (second semester). Schedule permitting, Sophomores may be able to enroll in a theatre elective with approval of division director.

Juniors
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
  • Theatre History
  • Voice and Diction

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

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Improvisation
  • Musical Theatre Dance Techniques
  • Play Structure and Analysis
  • Song and Dance lab
  • Theatre Topics: World Theatre 
  • 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 History
  • 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
  • Improvisation
  • Musical Theatre Dance Techniques
  • Song and Dance Lab
  • Theatre Topics: World Theatre

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

  • Choir
  • General Dance
  • Motion Picture Arts electives
  • Playwriting

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