Admission to the theatre department is by audition/interview only. Theatre audition requirements include the performance of two contrasting one minute monologues. Special attention will be given to the interview and Departmental resources. Conditional acceptance into the department may be given; in this case, the student must show proficiency during the first semester in theatre courses by obtaining a 3.0 or higher and must audition again during the semester to become a theater major.
The Directing Concentration is designed to offer students an overview of the theory and practice required to pursue directing as a profession, and/or to prepare them for further study at the graduate level. As such, it offers potential directors the opportunity to explore various acting techniques, to work with aspects of theatre technology, and to produce and direct a one-act play. The concentration is also intended to release and nurture the creative spirit in the individual theatre-artist through improvisation, intellectual stimulation and faculty mentorship.
No grade below “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specified electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements or elective courses.
Course Requirements (128 Cr. Hrs.)
All students pursuing the B. A. in Theatre with a Concentration in Directing take forty-four specified hours of Theatre Courses. The forty-four hours include: