Theatre, Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree offers students a broad-based liberal arts foundation in combination with rigorous and disciplined professional training.

Students may elect to pursue either a General major OR a concentration in Acting, Stage Management, Design or Technology.

Students seeking a theatre major concentration must meet with the undergraduate theatre faculty adviser prior to applying.  An application will be provided.  Once the application is completed and returned, a decision on admittance will be made by the faculty. A portfolio or audition may be required.

Requirements

Theatre Core Requirements
THEA 1000THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
THEA 1630STAGECRAFT3
THEA 2310ACTING I3
THEA 4050SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: THE ART OF INTERPRETATION3
THEA 4430DIRECTING I3
THEA 4780THEATRE HIST/LIT:CLASSICL-15003
Select three of the following:9
VOICE FOR THE ACTOR
MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR
FOUNDATIONS OF PRODUCTION DESIGN
COSTUME AND MAKEUP FOR THEATRE
STAGE AND TV LIGHTING
Select two of the following:6
THEATRE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
THEATRE HISTORY AND LITERATURE:MODERN / 1850-2000
THEATRE HISTORY AND LITERATURE: RENAISSANCE TO 1850
Total Credits38
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 THEA 1000 is a one-hour course required each semester for a maximum total of 8 semesters. Students who transfer into the program may request up to 3 hours of this requirement be waived. 

General Theatre Major Requirements

Students will complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of elective theatre course work, selected in consultation with their theatre adviser, from the following:

THEA 1050FILM HISTORY AND APPRECIATION3
THEA 1090ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE3
THEA 1210VOICE FOR THE ACTOR3
THEA 1220MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR3
THEA 1510FOUNDATIONS OF PRODUCTION DESIGN3
THEA 1550COSTUME AND MAKEUP FOR THEATRE3
THEA 1610SCENIC PRODUCTION LABORATORY1-3
THEA 2000SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP3
THEA 2030INTERNSHIP:NEBRASKA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL1-6
THEA 2320ACTING II3
THEA 2510COSTUME PATTERNING AND DRAPING3
THEA 2630DRAFTING FOR THE THEATRE3
THEA 3020SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE3
THEA 3610COLLABORATIVE DESIGN STUDIES3
THEA 3750THEATRE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE3
THEA 4000SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP3
THEA 4010ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE1-3
THEA 4020ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE1-3
THEA 4030INTERNSHIP:NEBRASKA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL1-6
THEA 4060CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRODUCTION3
THEA 4310ADVANCED ACTING: POST REALISM3
THEA 4320ADVANCED ACTING: GREEKS TO RESTORATION3
THEA 4330ADVANCED ACTING: ENSEMBLE PLAY PRODUCTION3
THEA 4340ADVANCED ACTING: AUDITIONING3
THEA 4440DIRECTING II3
THEA 4500COSTUME DESIGN3
THEA 4550PERIOD STYLES IN DRESS AND DECOR3
THEA 4510COSTUME DESIGN3
THEA 4610SCENE DESIGN3

Acting/Directing Concentration

Application can be made, via the faculty adviser, upon completion of 23 credit hours including the following: 
THEA 1210 or THEA 1220, THEA 2310, ENGL 1150, ENGL 1160, two (2) additional general education courses, two (2) credit hours of THEA 1000, and one (1) additional THEA course in concentration area.

To remain in good standing in the concentration, a student must complete all required focused courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or above and an acting audition each semester.

Required courses:
THEA 2320ACTING II3
THEA 4340ADVANCED ACTING: AUDITIONING3
PSYC 1010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I3
THEA 1210VOICE FOR THE ACTOR3
or THEA 1220 MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR
Select four of the following:12
ADVANCED ACTING: POST REALISM
ADVANCED ACTING: GREEKS TO RESTORATION
ADVANCED ACTING: ENSEMBLE PLAY PRODUCTION
THEATRE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
DIRECTING II
Total Credits24

Design Concentration

Application can be made, via the faculty adviser, upon completion of 23 credit hours including the following: 
THEA 1510, THEA 1630, ENGL 1150, ENGL 1160, two (2) additional general education courses, two (2) credit hours of THEA 1000, and one (1) additional THEA course in concentration area.

To remain in good standing in the concentration, a student must complete all required focused courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or above and a portfolio review will be required each semester.

Required courses:
THEA 3610COLLABORATIVE DESIGN STUDIES3
THEA 4510COSTUME DESIGN3
THEA 4550PERIOD STYLES IN DRESS AND DECOR3
Select two of the following:6
SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE
COSTUME DESIGN
SCENE DESIGN
Select two of the following:6
DRAFTING FOR THE THEATRE
COSTUME PATTERNING AND DRAPING
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
Choose one (1) additional three credit (3), advisor approved, course outside the department that relates to the Design Concentration.3
Total Credits24

Technical Theatre Concentration

Application can be made, via the faculty adviser, upon completion of 23 credit hours including the following: 
THEA 1510, THEA 1630, ENGL 1150, ENGL 1160, two (2) additional general education courses, two (2) credit hours of THEA 1000, and one (1) additional THEA course in concentration

To remain in good standing in the concentration, a student must complete all required focused courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or above and a portfolio review will be required each semester.

Required courses:
THEA 3610COLLABORATIVE DESIGN STUDIES3
THEA 4510COSTUME DESIGN3
THEA 4550PERIOD STYLES IN DRESS AND DECOR3
Select two of the following:6
SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
COSTUME DESIGN
SCENE DESIGN
Select two of the following:6
DRAFTING FOR THE THEATRE
COSTUME PATTERNING AND DRAPING
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
AUDIO RECORDING TECHNIQUES I
AUDIO RECORDING TECHNIQUES II
Choose one (1) additional three credit (3), advisor approved, course outside the department that relates to the Technical Theatre Concentration.3
Total Credits24

Stage Management Concentration

Application can be made, via the faculty adviser, upon completion of 23 credit hours including the following: 
THEA 1510, THEA 1630, ENGL 1150, ENGL 1160, two (2) additional general education courses, two (2) credit hours of THEA 1000, and one (1) additional THEA course in concentration area.

To remain in good standing in the concentration, a student must complete all required focused courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or above and a portfolio review will be required each semester.

Required courses:
THEA 2630DRAFTING FOR THE THEATRE3
HED 3030FIRST AID3
THEA 3020SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE3
CMST 2010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
CMST 2410SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP3
MGMT 3490MANAGEMENT3
THEA 4020ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE3
MGMT 4040ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
Total Credits24