Theatre and Media Performance

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Theatre

Program Coordinator: Ryan Clark, M.F.A.

Description

In the theatre and media performance program, students will learn the similarities and differences between stage, internet, video and film performance. Students study movement, voice, improvisation, scene study, and script analysis within historical and cultural contexts, and how these skills uniquely apply to theatre and media productions. Parallel to their theoretical study is the exploration of verbal and nonverbal expression, and creative thinking. Students demonstrate their understanding and can effectively apply the above skills and exploration through successful performances in collaborative productions for both stage and media.

Objectives

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Media Performance, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the appropriate skills unique to stage, video, internet and film performances.
  2. Creatively communicate both verbally and non-verbally.
  3. Interpreting plays and media scripts through literary-style analysis and performance.
  4. Collaborate problem-solving through all aspects of the production process.
  5. Application of practical skills to obtain employment in theatre, media and other career opportunities.
  6. Integrating interpretations of historical and contemporary artistic styles into performance.

Policies

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major, and the lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all major and Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE) courses. No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to advance to the next course without earning a grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite course(s). If a grade below "C" is earned in a major course, the student must repeat that course.

Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in theatre and media performance. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements (all students)

EDCP 100First Year Seminar

0

CM Any communication course

THEA 103Beginning Acting

3 credits

THEA 115Stagecraft

3 credits

THEA 116Script Analysis

3 credits

THEA 121Introduction to Theatre

3 credits

THEA 203Acting II

3 credits

THEA 204Improvisational Theatre

3 credits

THEA 210Acting for the Camera

3 credits

THEA 215Theatre Practicum: Set Design and Construction

1 credit

THEA 216Theatre Practicum: Scene Painting and Props

1 credit

THEA 217Theatre Practicum: Stage Lighting and Sound

1 credit

THEA 218Theatre Practicum: Costuming

1 credit

THEA 224Play Performance

3 credits

THEA 240Theatre History I

3 credits

THEA 241Theatre History II

3 credits

THEA 270Voice for the Actor

3 credits

THEA 275Theatre Movement

3 credits

THEA 301Acting III

3 credits

THEA 310Acting for the Camera II

THEA 318Internship

3 credits

THEA 320Performing Shakespeare

3 credits

THEA 335Directing

3 credits

THEA 370Advanced Voice for the Actor

3 credits

THEA 375Advanced Movement

3 credits

THEA 410Design and Collaboration

3 credits

THEA 430Business of Acting

3 credits

THEA 452Senior Project: Theatre

3 credits

THEA 215, THEA 216, THEA 217, THEA 218: choose 3 of 4 different courses

THEA 310, THEA 375, THEA 410: Course under development

Suggested Course Sequence

Suggested Course Sequence

Minor in Theatre and Media Performance

A minor in theatre is offered. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

Course Descriptions

See Theatre and Media Performance Course Descriptions

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