The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.
The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/theatre/programs
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html.
Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (44 Credits)
THR 121 - Foundations of Acting
THR 122 - Professional Voice and Diction
THR 131 - Principles of Theatrical Design
THR 151 - Stagecraft I
THR 211 - History of Theatre I
THR 212 - History of Theatre II
THR 223 - Historic Dance for Actors
THR 240 - Play Analysis and Dramaturgy
THR 325 - Directing I
THR 497 - Internship in Theatre
THR 296 and THR 396 - Technical Theatre Production I & II (Total of 4 credits)
Theatre Electives (12 Credits)
Students should consult their departmental advisor when selecting an additional 12 elective credits in Theatre. Students are encouraged to choose classes that help focus their course of study in the department. Theatre majors may not take THR 100 to fulfill major requirements.
Note to Education Majors:
The Theatre Department offers an informal pathway towards certification in theatre, approved by the State Department of Education. If you are a double major in education and theatre going for your certification in either elementary or secondary education, you can apply for, and receive, a second certification in theatre arts. After passing all of the education requirements for certification, a student may apply for a cross endorsement in theatre and become a certified theatre arts teacher.