College of Arts and Letters
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Arts and Letters and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Bachelor of Science in Education
Theatre Education

This program requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all Theatre Courses. Students must earn at least a C grade in each field course; earn at least a C grade in each professional course; and maintain a total GPA of 2.5 based on the hours attempted, and an institutional GPA of 2.75.

Area A Essential Skills                                     Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1101/1111/1113/1125/1131

Area B Institutional Options                           Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/LEAD 1705/LIBR 1105/POLS 2401/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts                         Required Hours: 6
Majors are encouraged to take "Theatre Appreciation" (THEA 1100) as Fine Arts Credit.
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 1105
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ITDS 1145*/MUSC 1100/THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology                Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215 (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225 (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105 (no lab); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); ITDS 1215 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/1301L; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2115; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences                                   Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/PHIL 2135/PSYC 1101/SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ENGL 2136/GEOG 1101/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement                                  Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major                 Required Hours: 18
("C" or better required in each course)
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
THEA 1245 Acting 1
THEA 1355 Basic Design for the Theatre
THEA 1435 Theatre Practice (taken 2x)
THEA 1705 First Year Seminar
THEA 2355 Stage Makeup

Area G Program Requirements                    Required Hours: 31
("C" or better required in each course)
THEA 1000 Theatre Convocation (Every Semester)
THEA 1175 Script Analysis
THEA 1365 Fundamentals of Technical Theatre
THEA 2000 Freshman Jury
THEA 2165 Survey of Design
THEA 2285 Computer Technology in Theatre
THEA 3245 Acting 2
THEA 3435 Advanced Theatre Practice (taken 2x)
THEA 4795 Senior Seminar
THEA 5281 Directing 1
Select one of the following:
THEA 2226 Stage Management
THEA 3226 Arts Management
Select one of the following:
THEA 5282 Directing & Collaboration
Any Theatre Design Course
Select two of the following:
THEA 3175 Theatre History/Literature 1
THEA 3176 Theatre History/Literature 2
THEA 3177 Theatre History/Literature 3
THEA 3178 Theatre History/Literature 4

Area H Professional Requirements              Required Hours: 28
("C" or better required in each course)
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management
EDUF 4205 Integrating Technology
SPED 2256 Intro to the Exceptional Learning in Gen. Education
THEA 3105 Children’s Theatre
THEA 3107 Creative Dramatics
THEA 4406 Theatre Education Practicum
THEA 4485 Student Teaching
THEA 5106 Methods of Teaching Theatre

Area I Program Electives                           Required Hours: 7

("C" or better required in each course)
Suggested courses:
THEA 1221 Theatre Dance 1
THEA 1222 Theatre Dance 2
THEA 1301 Class Voice
THEA 1316 Pilates
THEA 1375 Yoga
THEA 2105 Theatre Outreach
THEA 2227 Drafting and Drawing
THEA 2275 Costume Construction
THEA 2325 Stage Movement
THEA 2346 Voice Training
THEA 2365 Intermediate Stagecraft
THEA 3225 Musical Theatre Performance
THEA 3246 Playwriting
THEA 3250 Period Styles in Design
THEA 3255 Stage Properties
THEA 3266 Sound Design & Technology
THEA 3268 Scene Painting
THEA 3276 Costume Crafts
THEA 3277 Patterning & Draping
THEA 3305 Children’s Theatre Production
THEA 4445 Theatre Performance
THEA 4465 Theatre Production
THEA 4698 Internship
THEA 4899 Independent Study
THEA 5205 Advanced Creative Dramatics
THEA 5575 Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

Total Hours Required: 129

 

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