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2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department of Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts (B.A.)



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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 credit hours

Semester Hours required for the Theatre Arts Major: 53 - 57 credit hours

The Department of Theatre Arts offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. It concentrates on undergraduate programs that stress the interdependency of academic experiences.  This liberal arts program emphasizes the importance of a broad theatre background and the mastery of theatre fundamentals in preparation for the more advanced training found in graduate schools or in professional theatre, internship/apprentice programs, or for a career in theatre education.

All students begin a major in Theatre Arts with a core of requirements. Through audition, interview and/or advisement, the Theatre Arts major then selects a particular emphasis that will aid in attaining career goals.  Theatre Arts majors must earn a minimum of at least a “C” (2.0) in each major course.  A GPA of not less than 2.5 is required in the major.

Required Core: 24 Credit Hours


Foundation Courses: 7 Credit Hours


Performance Courses: 5 Credit Hours


Tech/Design Courses: 6 Credit Hours


Plus One of the Following Emphases:


Generalist
Performance
Musical Theatre Performance
Tech/Design

NOTE: Students may complete multiple emphases by completing degree requirements of each emphasis with theatre advisor.


Generalist - 30 hours


Performance/Tech Labs                                           (6 total)
   -Designated Performance Labs                             (1-2)
   -Designated Technical Theatre Labs                    (4-5)
    (3 from THA 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, or 2008)
Designated Performance Electives                          (6)
Designated Tech/Design Electives                           (6)
Designated History/Lit Electives                               (6)
Additional Electives                                                  (6)

Any 3000 or above THA course chosen in consultation with an advisor. May include up to 3 hours in course outside THA at 2000 or above.

Performance Emphasis - 29 hours*


THA 3334: Performing Voice                                    (2)
Designated Performance Labs                                  (2)
Designated Technical Theatre Labs                         (4)
  (3 from THA 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, or 2008)
Designated Performance Electives                          (9)
Designated Tech/Design Electives                           (3)
Designated History/Lit Electives                               (3)
Additional Electives                                                  (6)

Any 3000 or above THA course chosen in consultation with an advisor. May include up to 3 hours in course outside THA at 2000 or above.

Musical Theatre Performance Emphasis - 33 hours*


THA 3334: Performing Voice                                     (2)
THA 3335: Musical Theatre Performance                  (3)
THA 3336: Musical Theatre Dance                           (3)
MUS 0541: Musical Theory Rudiments                     (3)
MUS 1136: Class Instruction in Voice                       (1)
Designated Performance Labs                                  (2)
Designated Technical Theatre Labs                         (4)
  (3 from THA 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, or 2008)
Designated Performance Electives                          (6)
Designated Tech/Design Electives                           (3)
Designated History/Lit Electives                               (3)
Additional Electives                                                  (3)

Any 3000 or above THA course chosen in consultation with an advisor. May include up to 3 hours in course outside THA at 2000 or above.

Tech/Design Emphasis - 30 hours*


Designated Tech/Design Electives                           (12)
Designated Technical Theatre Labs                          (6)
  (4 from THA 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007 or 2008)
Designated Performance Electives                           (3)
Designated History/Lit Electives                                (3)
Additional Electives                                                   (6)

Any 3000 or above THA course chosen in consultation with an advisor. May include up to 3 hours in course outside THA at 2000 or above.

Footnote:


* Admission to the Performance, Musical Theatre Performance and Tech/Design Emphases is either by audition or portfolio review. Students interested in pursuing these programs must apply after having completed a minimum of 30 semester hours, and prior to the completion of 85 semester hours.

Designated Performance Labs


Footnote:


** Will not count as Senior Seminar credit for Theatre Arts or English Majors.

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