Theater Education Minor Program Requirements

The Theater Education Minor is offered by the Theater Arts Department. Students seeking a teaching endorsement in Theater must complete the English major with a Concentration by Contract as well as the minor in Theater Education.

Complete the following courses (15 cr):

Code Course Credits

THA 1001

Stage Production

Students participate in department productions, either as actors or in a technical capacity. Evaluation is based on the hours spent on production, the quality of the performance, the seriousness of purpose and, quality of participation. This course is repeatable for credit.

Fee Fee $15.

Every semester

1

THA 1041

Introduction to Theater Arts

Designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the varieties of theatrical experience.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

THA 1111

Stagecraft

Basic course in the physical mounting of a stage production. Scenery, lighting, properties, sound and technical effects are examined. The course includes a weekly two hour lab and may include crew work on productions.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference, and may be repeated once for credit.

Fee Fee $60

Every semester

3

THA 2121

Acting I

This course will emphasize principles of acting at the beginning level. Emphasis will be placed on exercises and course work related to relaxation, talking and listening, body dynamics, concentration, sensory awareness, imagination, improvisation, actions and objectives in addition to other basic concepts related to the actor's process. Performance requirements include individual and group exercises and two-character scene work.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

THA 3030

Children's Theater

This course focuses on the development of scripted and non-scripted works for performance by and/or for children. Students will create productions and may work on productions in the community.

This course fulfills the Aesthetic Understanding frame of reference.

Spring

3

and complete a minimum of 3 credits from the following:

Code Course Credits

THA 2011

Survey of Theater History I

An examination of the critical periods of Theater History from the Greeks through Shakespeare. Representative plays from each period will be explored, as plays are some of the best reflections of any particular culture.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Fall

3

THA 2012

Survey of Theater History II

An examination of the critical periods in Theater History from French Neoclassicism to the present. Representative plays will be explored, as plays are some of the best reflections of any particular culture.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: THA 2011.

Spring

3

THA 2140

Introduction to Theatrical Design

This course serves as an introduction to the design and technical aspects of theatre performance. It also serves as a preparatory course for more advanced work in the specific areas of design (scenery, sound, properties, lighting, and costuming).

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee Fee $30.

Spring

3

THA 3211

Directing I

An introductory directing course which deals primarily with script analysis and research methods in preparation for the directing of major productions for the theater.

Fall, even years

3

Total credits required: 18 cr