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.

Additional upper-division credits are required to complete the program.

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 F121--Fundamentals of Acting--3 credits
    THR F190--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation--0 credit
    THR F191--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation--0 credit
    THR F290--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation II--0 credit
    THR F291--Audition or Portfolio Review Participation II--0 credit
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    Design/Technical Theatre
    1. Complete the following:
      THR F215--Dramatic Literature--3 credits
      THR F235--Collaborative Process--3 credits
      THR F241--Basic Stagecraft--4 credits
      THR F245--Stage Management--3 credits
      THR F254--Beginning Costume Construction and Crafts--3 credits
      THR/FLM F271--Let's Make a Movie--3 credits
      THR F332--Stage Directing I--3 credits
      THR F411W--Theatre History I--3 credits
    2. Complete three of the following:
      THR F343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR F347--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR F348--Sound Design in the Entertainment Industry--3 credits
      THR F356--Costume Design--3 credits
    3. Complete a minimum of 3 credits of the following:
      THR F341--Intermediate Stagecraft--3 credits
      THR F354--Intermediate Costume Construction--3 credits
      THR F447--Lighting Design II--3 credits
      THR F456--Advanced Topics in Costume Design and Construction--3 credits
    4. An additional 24 credits of upper-division electives are required to complete the degree program (total of 39 upper-division credits are required).--24 credits

    Directing
    1. Complete two of the following:
      FLM/THR F271--Let's Make a Movie--3 credits
      FLM/THR F331--Directing Film/Video--3 credits
      FLM/THR F347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR F220--Voice--3 credits
      THR F321--Acting III--3 credits
      THR F343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR F356--Costume Design--3 credits
    2. Complete the following:
      THR F215--Dramatic Literature--3 credits
      THR F221--Acting II--3 credits
      THR F235--Collaborative Process--3 credits
      THR F241--Basic Stagecraft--4 credits
      THR F245--Stage Management--3 credits
      THR F254--Beginning Costume Construction and Crafts--3 credits
      THR F332--Stage Directing I--3 credits
      THR F411W--Theatre History I--3 credits
      THR F432--Stage Directing II--3 credits
    3. An additional 27 credits of upper-division electives are required to complete the degree program (total of 39 upper-division credits are required).--27 credits

    Film & Multimedia
    1. Complete the following:
      ENGL F217--Introduction to the Study of Film--3 credits
      FLM/THR F172--Previsualization and Preproduction for Digital Cinema--3 credits
      FLM/THR F271--Let's Make a Movie (3)
           or JRN F280--Video Storytelling--3 credits
      FLM/THR F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
      FLM/THR F331--Directing Film/Video--3 credits
      FLM/THR F334W--Movies and Films: Watching and Analyzing--3 credits
      FLM F358--Lights, Camera, Audio!--3 credits
      FLM/THR F431--Advanced Film Production--3 credits
      FLM/THR F470--Advanced Film and Video Directing--3 credits
      JRN F290--Digital Video Editing--3 credits
    2. Complete 6 credits from the following:
      ART F472O--Visualization and Animation--3 credits
      ART F475--Digital Video Compositing--3 credits
      FLM/THR F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
      FLM/ART F460--Cross-Cultural Filmmaking--3 credits
      FLM F499--Thesis Project--3 credits
      JRN F480--Documentary Filmmaking--3 credits
    3. Complete 3 credits from the following:
      ANS F381W--Alaska Natives in Film--3 credits
      ENGL F427--Topics in Film Studies--3 credits
      ENGL F488--Dramatic Writing--3 credits
      THR F161--Introduction to Alaska Native Performance--3 credits
    4. An additional 18 - 21 credits of upper-division electives are required to complete degree program (total of 39 upper-division credits are required).--18 - 21 credits

    Performance
    1. Complete the following:
      THR F215--Dramatic Literature--3 credits
      THR F220--Voice and Diction for the Theatre--3 credits
      THR F221--Acting II--3 credits
      THR F235--Collaborative Process--3 credits
      THR F241--Basic Stagecraft--4 credits
      THR F254--Beginning Costume Construction and Crafts--3 credits
      THR F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
      THR F321--Acting III--3 credits
      THR F332--Stage Directing I--3 credits
      THR F411W--Theatre History I--3 credits
      THR F423--Acting IV--3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following:
      THR F343--Scene Design--3 credits
      THR F347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
      THR F348--Sound Design for the Entertainment Industry--3 credits
      THR F356--Costume Design--3 credits
    3. Complete 21 credits of upper-division electives (a total of 39 upper-division credits are required).--21 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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