2003-2004 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Theatre

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Theatre

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Degrees: B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 130 credits

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The theatre department teaches basic and advanced courses in theatre arts, technology and appreciation.

The department recognizes the importance of the role of the fine arts within the humanities program of a liberal arts education. Courses in theatre help develop a student's sense of self worth while encouraging independent, original and creative thinking.

Classes and productions are open to theatre majors and minors and students in other fields. These experiences provide unique opportunities for creative expression and development when coupled with other programs.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Theatre -- B.A. Degree

Concentrations: Design/Technical Theatre, Directing, Film, Performance

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

THR 101 -- Theatre Practicum (3)
or THR 201 -- Theatre Practicum (3)
or THR 301 -- Theatre Practicum (3)
or THR 401 -- Theatre Practicum (3) (3 credits)
THR 121 -- Fundamentals of Acting (3 credits)
THR 190 -- Audition or Portfolio Review Participation (0 credit)
THR 191 -- Musical Audition or Portfolio Review Participation (0 credit)
THR 241 -- Basic Stagecraft (4 credits)
THR 247 -- Introduction to Theatrical Design (3 credits)
THR 254 -- Costume Design and Construction I (3 credits)
THR 290 -- Audition or Portfolio Review Participation II (0 credit)
THR 291 -- Musical Audition or Portfolio Review Participation II (0 credit)
THR 331 -- Fundamentals of Film and Stage Direction (3 credits)
THR 411W -- Theatre History I (3 credits)
THR 412W -- Theatre History II (3 credits)
THR 499 -- Thesis Project (3 credits)
4. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Design/Technical Theatre

a. Complete 1 of the following:
THR 221 -- Intermediate Acting (3 credits)
THR 225 -- Movement for the Actor (3 credits)
THR 351 -- Makeup for Theatre (3 credits)
b. Complete 3 of the following:
THR 341 -- Intermediate Stagecraft (3 credits)
THR 343 -- Scene Design (3 credits)
THR 347 -- Lighting Design (3 credits)
THR 355 -- History of Fashion and Dress (3 credits)
c. Complete the following:
THR 245 -- Stage Management (3 credits)
THR 348 -- Sound Design in the Theatre (3 credits)
THR 447 -- Lighting Design II (3 credits)
THR 456 -- Advanced Topics in Costume Design and Construction (3 credits)

Directing

a. Complete 2 of the following:
THR 221 -- Intermediate Acting (3 credits)
THR 225 -- Movement for the Actor (3 credits)
THR 321 -- Advanced Acting (3 credits)
THR 351 -- Makeup for Theatre (3 credits)
b. Complete 2 of the following:
THR 341 -- Intermediate Stagecraft (3 credits)
THR 343 -- Scene Design (3 credits)
THR 347 -- Lighting Design (3 credits)
THR 355 -- History of Fashion and Dress (3 credits)
c. Complete the following:
THR 215 -- Dramatic Literature (3 credits)
THR 245 -- Stage Management (3 credits)
THR 413W -- Playscript Analysis (3 credits)
THR 470 -- Film and Video Directing (3 credits)

Film

a. Complete the following:
ENGL 217 -- Introduction to the Study of Film (3 credits)
JRN 105 -- History of the Cinema (3 credits)
JRN 308 -- Film Criticism (3 credits)
THR 215 -- Dramatic Literature (3 credits)
THR 334W -- Movies and Films (3 credits)
THR 347 -- Lighting Design (3 credits)
THR 413W -- Playscript Analysis (3 credits)
THR 470 -- Film and Video Directing (3 credits)

Performance

a. Complete the following:
THR 215 -- Dramatic Literature (3 credits)
THR 221 -- Intermediate Acting (3 credits)
THR 225 -- Movement for the Actor (3 credits)
THR 321 -- Advanced Acting (3 credits)
THR 351 -- Makeup for Theatre (3 credits)
b. Complete 1 of the following:
THR 341 -- Intermediate Stagecraft (3 credits)
THR 343 -- Scene Design (3 credits)
THR 347 -- Lighting Design (3 credits)
THR 355 -- History of Fashion and Dress (3 credits)
c. Complete 2 of the following:
THR 161 -- Introduction to Alaska Native Performance (3 credits)
THR 220 -- Voice and Diction for the Theatre (3 credits)
THR 361 -- Advanced Alaska Native Performance (3 credits)
THR 413W -- Playscript Analysis (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (130 credits)

Minor

Theatre

1. Complete the following:

THR 121 -- Fundamentals of Acting (3 credits)
THR 215 -- Dramatic Literature (3 credits)
THR 241 -- Basic Stagecraft (4 credits)
THR electives* (8 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (18 credits)
* No more than 5 credits in theatre practicum may be applied to the minor. The minor program requires the approval of a member of the theatre faculty in advance of formally declaring the minor, preferably no later than the first semester of the junior year.

Note: Production participation requirement -- Theatre, being a collaborative art, is dependent on the participation of people in all aspects of theatrical production: acting, designing, crew work, box-office, publicity, directing, etc. For this reason, students majoring or minoring in theatre are expected to participate actively and continuously in the production activities of the theatre department throughout their academic career at UAF. Theatre majors are required to take three credits of theatre practicum and are encouraged to take it for elective credits 3 well. Theatre majors and minors are expected to attend all theatre department "Town Meetings" and to talk regularly with a theatre department faculty member (an advisor) regarding their participation so that they may plan a working course of action to fulfill this requirement.

See Film Studies.


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