Theatre and Media Performance

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Theatre

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

Description

Stevenson University's bachelor's degree in Theatre and Media Performance trains the entrepreneurial actor for the 21st century. Following a sequence of course work, including foundational and advanced performance technique, physical and vocal production, and text analysis, students will leave Stevenson University with a solid understanding of the craft of acting. Additionally, students study design and stagecraft in order to fully engage in all aspects of performance. This creative approach to performance training culminates with audition technique preparation, business planning for actors, and a career-focused internship. Students leave Stevenson prepared to take charge of their careers in theatre and media performance.

Objectives

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

  1. Apply the appropriate unique skills to a wide range of theatre and multi-media performance platforms.
  2. Communicate creatively and effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
  3. Interpret plays and media scripts through textual analysis and performance.
  4. Collaboratively problem-solve through all aspects of the production process.
  5. Apply practical skills in the pursuit of career opportunities in theatre and multi-media performance.

Policies

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major. The lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all courses listed in the major under "Program Requirements" for the major, including both courses in the major and SEE courses required by the major. 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

FYS 100First Year Seminar

1 credit

THEA 103Foundations of Performance

3 credits

THEA 115Stagecraft

3 credits

THEA 116Script Analysis

3 credits

THEA 121Introduction to Theatre

3 credits

THEA 203Intermediate Performance

3 credits

THEA 210Acting for the Camera I

3 credits

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 318Internship

3 credits

THEA 335Directing

3 credits

The following course is under development.

THEA 4XX Marketing the Actor

Choose one media performance course

THEA 310Acting for the Camera II

3 credits

THEA 370Advanced Voice for the Actor

3 credits

Choose two theatre electives

THEA 301Performances Styles

3 credits

THEA 375Advanced Movement

3 credits

THEA 410Design and Collaboration

3 credits

THEA 452Senior Project: Theatre

3 credits

Choose three of four practicum courses

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

Suggested Course Sequence

2019-2020 Theatre and Media Performance SCS

Minor in Theatre and Media Performance

The minor in theatre requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a THEA prefix. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Theatre 224 Play Performance is repeatable for credit; this course may only be counted twice toward a minor in Theatre. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Course Descriptions

See Theatre and Media Performance Course Descriptions

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