Visual and Performing Arts Major, Concentration in Theatre

Based on an interdisciplinary arts foundation with art and music, the theatre program offers courses in acting, theatre history, theatre for young audiences, stage combat, design and performance. Mainstage productions are produced on a regular basis with at least three productions per academic year. Each is realized in a fully equipped theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Advanced students are encouraged to stage their own laboratory shows and also to intern with local theatre companies. The theatre faculty teaches interdisciplinary courses with faculty from Art and Music.

Visual and Performing Arts majors who concentrate in THEATRE must complete the VPA Foundation Courses, plus 27 credits in theatre.

Concentration in Theatre(27 credits)
TH-275Introduction to Stagecraft and Design3
TH-355Theatre Practicum (3 at one credit each)3
Select one of the following:3
Scenic Design for Theatre
Costume Design for Theatre
Lighting Design for Theatre
Additional TH courses 115
Total Credits27

With advisement, electives within a concentration may be selected from the other disciplines. For a description of required and elective courses see requirements for a concentration in Art, Music, and Theatre.