Theatre

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

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Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits

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 F101--Theatre Practicum (2)
         or THR F201--Theatre Practicum (2)
         or THR F301--Theatre Practicum (2)
         or THR F401--Theatre Practicum (2)--2 credits
    THR F121--Fundamentals of Acting--3 credits
    THR F190--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation--0 credits
    THR F191--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation--0 credits
    THR F215--Dramatic Literature--3 credits
    THR F241--Basic Stagecraft--4 credits
    THR F254--Costume Design and Construction I--3 credits
    THR F290--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation I--0 credits
    THR F291--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation I--0 credits
    THR F411W--Theatre History I--3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    Design/Technical Theatre
    1. Complete the following:
      THR F332--Directing Theatre--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following:
      THR F220--Voice and Diction for the Theatre--3 credits
      THR F221--Intermediate Acting--3 credits
      THR F225--Movement for the Actor--3 credits
      THR/FLM F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
      THR/FLM F331--Directing Film/Video--3 credits
    3. Complete a minimum of 12 credits of the following:
      THR/FLM F245--Stage and Film Production Management--3 credits
      THR F247--Introduction to Theatrical Design--3 credits
      THR/FLM F271--Let's Make a Movie--3 credits
      THR/FLM F334W--Movies and Films; Watching and Analyzing--3 credits
      THR F341--Intermediate Stagecraft--3 credits
      THR F343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR/FLM F347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR F348--Sound Design for the Entertainment Industry--3 credits
      THR F351--Makeup for Theatre--3 credits
      THR F355--History of Fashion and Dress--3 credits
      THR F413W--Playscript Analysis--3 credits
      THR F416W--Performance Studies Abroad--6 credits
      THR F417--Internship in Theatre Practice--1 - 6 credits
      THR F447--Lighting Design II--3 credits
      THR F456--Advanced Topics in Costume Design and Construction--3 credits
      THR F499--Thesis Project--3 credits

    Directing
    1. Complete one of the following:
      THR/FLM F334W--Movies and Film--3 credits
      THR F341--Intermediate Stagecraft--3 credits
      THR F343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR/FLM F347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR F348--Sound Design for the Entertainment Industry--3 credits
      THR F351--Makeup for Theatre--3 credits
      THR F355--History of Fashion and Dress--3 credits
      THR F456--Advanced Topics in Costume Design and Construction--3 credits
    2. Complete the following:
      THR/FLM F245--Stage and Film Production Management--3 credits
      THR F247--Introduction to Theatrical Design--3 credits
      THR F332--Directing Theatre--3 credits
      THR F413W--Playscript Analysis--3 credits
    3. Complete a minimum of 3 credits of the following:
      THR F220--Voice and Diction for the Theatre--3 credits
      THR F221--Intermediate Acting--3 credits
      THR F225--Movement for the Actor--3 credits
      THR/FLM F271--Let's Make a Movie--3 credits
      THR/FLM F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
      THR F331--Directing Film/Video--3 credits
      THR F416W--Performance Studies Abroad--6 credits
      THR F417--Internship in Theatre Practice--1 - 6 credits
      THR F410--Styles Acting--3 credits
      THR/FLM F470--Advanced Film and Video Directing--3 credits

    Film & Multimedia
    1. Complete the following:
      THR/FLM F271--Let's Make a Movie--3 credits
      THR/FLM F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
      THR/FLM F331--Directing Film/Video--3 credits
      THR/FLM F470--Advanced Film and Video Directing--3 credits
    2. Complete two of the following:
      THR/FLM F245--Stage and Film Production Management--3 credits
      THR F247--Introduction to Theatrical Design--3 credits
      THR/FLM F334W--Movies and Films--3 credits
      THR/FLM F347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR F348--Sound Design for the Entertainment Industry--3 credits
      THR F413W--Playscript Analysis--3 credits
      THR F416W--Performance Studies Abroad--6 credits
      THR F417--Internship in Theatre Practice--1 - 6 credits
      THR F499--Thesis Project--3 credits

    Performance
    1. Complete the following:
      THR F220--Voice and Diction for the Theatre--3 credits
      THR F221--Intermediate Acting--3 credits
      THR F321--Advanced Acting--3 credits
      THR F332--Directing Theatre--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following:
      THR F247--Introduction to Theatrical Design--3 credits
      THR F341--Intermediate Stagecraft--3 credits
      THR F343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR/FLM F347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR F348--Sound Design for the Entertainment Industry--3 credits
      THR F351--Makeup for Theatre--3 credits
      THR F355--History of Fashion and Dress--3 credits
      THR F413W--Playscript Analysis--3 credits
    3. Complete a minimum of 3 credits from the following:
      THR F225--Movement for the Actor--3 credits
      THR/FLM F271--Let's Make a Movie--3 credits
      THR/FLM F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
      THR F416W--Performance Studies Abroad--6 credits
      THR F417--Internship in Theatre Practice--1 - 6 credits
      THR F410--Styles Acting--3 credits
      THR F499--Thesis Project--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--120 credits

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    THR F121--Fundamentals of Acting--3 credits
    THR F215--Dramatic Literature--3 credits
    THR F241--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.

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