BA Major in Theatre
UNA has long had a very successful Theatre option. The move to a stand-alone degree allows for a more focused core curriculum as well as greater marketability. The program philosophy is based on the belief that extensive preparation in dramatic literature, history, theory/analysis, criticism, production, acting, directing and design will produce graduates prepared to serve the arts in a variety of ways and prepare students for graduate programs in theatre. The program structure requires students to take a common core of theatre courses, which prepares them as generalists in the academic area while choosing a concentration in either performance or design/production. Design/production students will study both traditional philosophies/approaches and modern technology based philosophies/approaches allowing us to prepare students for the evolving nature of modern theatre while having an appreciation for its more traditional approaches. Performance students will combine solid preparation in vocal and physical technique with experiences in discovery of character, identity and psychological aspects of performance.
An ability to think critically and analytically, and to evaluate critical concepts in the context of a range of individual dramatic works.
An ability to demonstrate knowledge in acting, directing, design, technology and the aesthetic qualities associated with credible theatre production.
An ability to demonstrate knowledge in dramatic literature, history, theory/analysis, and criticism.
An ability to select and apply knowledge of diversified literature and style to a wide variety of audiences, literature, and performance venues.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre
|General Education Component|
|Area I (Written Composition) 1||6|
|Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)||12|
|Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)||11|
|Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)||12|
|Business Applications of Microcomputer Software|
or CS 135
|Computer Skills for Problem-Solving|
|Major Core Requirements in Theatre|
|TH 100||Elements of Theatre I||3|
|TH 220||Acting I||3|
|TH 250||Theatrical Design||3|
|TH 301||Elements of Theatre II||3|
|TH 310W||Script Analysis||3|
|TH 370||Directing I||3|
|TH 402||Dramatic Literature and Criticism I||3|
|TH 405||Dramatic Literature and Criticism II||3|
|TH 430||History of the Theatre I||3|
|TH 440||History of the Theatre II||3|
|TH 460||Arts Management||3|
|Major Concentration Requirements||18|
|Select one of the following Options:|
|General Electives to bring total to 120|
Select six hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level
|TH 200||Voice and Diciton||3|
|TH 320||Movement for the Stage||3|
|TH 400||Acting II||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Topics in Theatre|