2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Theatre

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Theatre
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B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 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 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.

Major--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 (2)
         or THR 201--Theatre Practicum (2)
         or THR 301--Theatre Practicum (2)
         or THR 401--Theatre Practicum (2)--2 credits
    THR 121--Fundamentals of Acting--3 credits
    THR 190--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation--0 credits
    THR 191--Musical Audition or Portfolio Review Participation--0 credits
    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 credits
    THR 291--Musical Audition or Portfolio Review Participation II--0 credits
    THR 331--Fundamentals of Film and Stage Direction--3 credits
    THR 411W--Theatre History I (3)
         or THR 412W--Theatre History II (3)--3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    Design/Technical Theatre
    1. Complete five of the following:
      THR 245--Stage Management--3 credits
      THR 341--Intermediate Stagecraft--3 credits
      THR 343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR 347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR 348--Sound Design in the Theatre--3 credits
      THR 351--Makeup for Theatre--3 credits
      THR 355--History of Fashion and Dress--3 credits
      THR 447--Lighting Design II--3 credits
      THR 456--Advanced Topics in Costume Design and Construction--3 credits
      THR 499--Thesis Project--3 credits
    Directing
    1. Complete two of the following:
      THR/FLM 334W--Movies and Film--3 credits
      THR 341--Intermediate Stagecraft--3 credits
      THR 343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR 347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR 348--Sound Design in the Theatre--3 credits
      THR 351--Makeup for Theatre--3 credits
      THR 355--History of Fashion and Dress--3 credits
      THR 499--Thesis Project--3 credits
    2. Complete the following:
      THR 221--Intermediate Acting--3 credits
      THR 413W--Playscript Analysis--3 credits
      THR 470--Film and Video Directing--3 credits
    Film
    1. Complete one of the following:
      ENGL/FLM 217--Introduction to the Study of Film--3 credits
      JRN/FLM 105--History of the Cinema--3 credits
      JRN 308--Film Criticism--3 credits
      THR/FLM 215--Dramatic Literature--3 credits
    2. Complete four of the following:
      THR/FLM 334W--Movies and Films--3 credits
      THR 347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR 348--Sound Design in the Theatre--3 credits
      THR 413W--Playscript Analysis--3 credits
      THR/FLM 470--Film and Video Directing--3 credits
      THR 499--Thesis Project--3 credits
    Performance
    1. Complete the following:
      THR 221--Intermediate Acting--3 credits
      THR 321--Advanced Acting--3 credits
      THR 351--Makeup for Theatre--3 credits
      THR 413W--Playscript Analysis--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following:
      THR 341--Intermediate Stagecraft--3 credits
      THR 343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR 347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR 348--Sound Design in the Theatre--3 credits
      THR 355--History of Fashion and Dress--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--120 credits

Minor

  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 as 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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